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Make Sure Your Pet Stays Healthy with Annual Exams with Our Vet in Milpitas, CA

When you bring your pet to our hospital, we will work with you to create a customized preventive veterinary health care plan at every stage of your pet’s life. Part of this includes annual examinations.

The hospital's commitment to you and your pet’s health starts with an annual examination which includes:

  • Checking your pet's vision and eyes
  • Examining your pet's teeth, throat and oral cavity
  • Examining ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
  • Assessing your pet's heart and cardiac function
  • Examining the skin
  • Palpating lymph nodes and abdomen
  • Examining the respiratory system
  • Evaluating internal organ function and other systems
  • Monitoring your pet's blood count and serum chemistry
  • Performing laboratory tests to determine the presence of specific diseases
  • Assessing changes in your pet's health since the last wellness visit
  • Fecal check for the presence of intestinal parasites

We will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer and questions and keep you up to date on all the information you need to be the best caregiver to your pet. We believe that transparency and communication between you and your Milpitas veterinarian ensures that your beloved companion is receiving the optimal care for a long and healthy life.

Vaccinations are Vital to Preventative Care with Your Vet in Milpitas

Vaccinations are not only safe and effective; they are a fundamental piece of your pet's preventive health-care plan. Advances in veterinary immunology have made diseases that once were relatively common and fatal to pets easily preventable. At our Milpitas veterinary clinic, we have developed a protocol designed to protect your pet from the diseases he or she is most likely to be exposed to in this region. We work with you to develop a strategy that takes into account your pet's unique lifestyle and risk factors. We seek to administer the least number of vaccines necessary to protect your pet.

We truly believe that a carefully balanced approach is the best means to prevent infectious disease and the possibility of your pet having an adverse reaction to a vaccine.

We follow these veterinary vaccination protocols:

Core Vaccines for Puppies and Adult Dogs:

  • Bordetella
  • Rabies

Other Available Vaccines for Puppies and Adult Dogs:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Rabies

Core Vaccines for Kittens and Adult Cats:

  • Rabies

Other Available Vaccines for Kittens and Adult Cats:

  • Feline Leukemia

Parasite & Heartworm Disease: Prevention and Control

Parasites can be real pests. Both external (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause countless problems for both your pet and your family. Prevention is the best approach to eliminating these pests.

Preventing Heartworm Disease

Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm disease is a serious threat to the well-being of your pet. Fortunately, protective medications exist to prevent heartworm disease and to help keep your companion healthy and happy.

Symptoms of heartworm are not always immediately apparent. Therefore, it can be difficult to detect in your pet.

Some dogs may show no signs of the disease while others may exhibit clinical signs, such as:

  • Mild, persistent cough
  • Reluctance to move or exercise
  • Fatigue after only moderate exercise
  • Reduced appetite and/or weight loss

We believe in using products that provide the most complete protection. Because parasite sensitivities evolve over time and newer preventive products are developed regularly, we recommend that you keep your pet up-to-date with the latest preventive care. Speak with your veterinarians in Milpitas to learn more about the most recent product information. We carry Frontline and Heartgard to make sure that you have the treatment options you need to prevent parasites. Call us today at 408-956-8061.