We at Blue Ridge Animal Clinic believe that annual or biannual wellness exams are vital to maximize the quality of life and health of your dog. They allow knowledge of your dog’s baseline health so that if there is a problem, they can detect it early. These exams are also a great time to discuss any concerns about your dog and his/her health with one of our veterinarians or topics ranging from nutrition, exercise and dental care to any lifestyle and age-related changes.
Our canine wellness exams include a thorough physical examination that includes a body/muscle assessment, as well as an evaluation of your pet’s coat, skin, eyes and ears, nose and throat, heart and lungs, legs and paws, abdomen and gastrointestinal system, and urogenital system. We will also perform parasite testing, heartworm testing, and create a customized vaccination program for your dog.
During your dog’s wellness exam, we can perform a professional dental cleaning for your dog. For more information about our pet dental services, please visit our page on dental care.
Our veterinarians will conduct a fecal exam each year to ensure that your pet is free of harmful parasites. We can also provide you with recommendations and provide safe effective preventative treatments for diseases like heartworm, ticks, and fleas.
A complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog throughout their lifetime. We can offer recommendations for the most nutritious foods for your pet according to your dog’s age, weight and current health. For extensive details about our nutrition and diet counseling, please visit our nutritional counseling page.
To schedule an exam for your dog, or for more information about canine wellness exams at Blue Ridge Animal Clinic, please call us at 334-279-5333