Taking care of your pet requires regular veterinary visits. If you have a new pet, it is vital to ensure that it gets a checkup. At North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI, our vet provides pet exams and a variety of others services to make sure your pet is healthy. Here are some things you should know about your pet's first visit.
Before the Visit
You will want to know whether your new companion was vaccinated or dewormed by the former owner before you can take any action. If it has any medical records, don't forget to take them along to your first appointment. Our vet may ask you to bring a stool sample to test for worms and other health problems.
During the Initial Visit
The first visit will start with the paperwork. In the paperwork, you will provide your pet's personal information and contact information. To know your pet better, our vet will ask some questions like:
- What type of food do you feed your pet?
- Where did the pet come from?
- Do you have toys for your pet to play with, and if so, what kind?
- Is your pet getting along well with your family members and any other pets in the house?
- Is your pet spayed or neutered?
The Pet Exam
After collecting the above information, our veterinarian will then examine your pet for abnormalities in the heart, joints, lungs, abdomen, skin, teeth, ears, eyes, and the heart.
Our vet will also look for specific conditions that can affect your pet's breed. Now is a good time to ask any questions you have, including common health conditions about the breed, since most hereditary complications won't be visible until the pet matures.
If your pet is old enough, our vet will provide vaccinations and other preventive care methods for rabies, heartworm, and other diseases. We will create a vaccination schedule for your pet as well.
Visit Our Veterinary Team in Appleton, WI for a Pet Exam
When you bring home a new pet, it is vital that it gets a veterinary checkup. At North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton, WI, our vet will make sure your pet is healthy and answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.