Annual Wellness Visits and Preventative Medicine Will Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy!
At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, we understand the strong bond you have with your pet and how important your pet is to your family. It’s important to maintain your pet’s quality of life with annual wellness exams to keep your pet healthy. Many pets do not show signs of illness or pain, so annual wellness exams are critical in detecting any health problem early, when prevention is most effective. Each pet receives a custom wellness plan best suited for him or her based on their unique needs, including breed, age, lifestyle, medical history, and current medical health.
Annual Wellness and Preventative Care for Your Pet includes:
During your pet’s annual physical exam, one of our veterinarians will do a full nose-to-tail evaluation on your pet. We will check your pet’s eyesight, heart and lung functions, joints and muscles for proper function and development, palpate the abdomen, and discuss and inspect any concerns you may have regarding your pet’s overall health. Your pet is in good hands with us!
It is important for us to check your pet’s weight during each visit to make sure he or she is at their ideal healthy weight. We discuss proper nutrition and portion control for your pet in addition to what types of physical activity are best to keep your pet healthy and strong. We will check if your pet has dramatically gained or lost a significant amount of weight, as this can be a sign of an underlying health problem.
You wouldn’t miss brushing your own teeth daily, so why skip cleaning your pet’s teeth? Dental health is equally important to pets as it is to humans which is why we highly recommend our furry patients have their teeth brushed regularly at home. During the exam, we will discuss all the ins and outs of proper dental care for your pet. Our veterinarian will inspect your pet’s teeth and gums for plaque, tartar, tooth decay or infections, and tooth weakness. We recommend an annual professional teeth cleaning for your pet as well which can be done right in our facility.
Parasite Prevention & Control
Parasites affect pets and can affect humans, too, so detection and prevention is important for your pet’s and your family’s health. During your pet's annual visit we recommend an annual fecal test to check for intestinal worms and a blood test to check for heartworms which may live in your pet’s heart and bloodstream. We also prescribe medications such as Heartgard and Frontline to keep your pet healthy and prevent these parasites as well as fleas and ticks from infesting your pet.
For new patients, we ask that you bring a copy of your pet’s previous medical records and history if you have access to them. For all patients, please bring a fresh stool sample (less than 12 hours old) so we can check for any parasites. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier to make sure he or she is safe and for the safety of other animals as well.
If you have any current health concerns about your pet, please let us know when scheduling your appointment so the Doctor will have ample time to address your concerns. Feel free to bring a list of questions or concerns you may have to address with us. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!
I really feel like everytime I bring my pets in everyone makes me feel like my babies are their babies makes me feel super comfortable with the care that is provided. Not just another appointment you need to see.
I love how friendly everyone is, the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The care you have given my pets is exceptional, having alternative therapies and ways of treating animals is very important to me. Let's not leave out your outstanding communication with making follow up phone calls to see how my pet is doing and of course the compassion you show after the loss of a pet, the little extras you do mean a lot.
Bluff's pet clinic has always been great, honest, and genuinely caring. We moved away a few years ago and switched to a different vet. Well, it was then really realized how great Buffs is. There was no comparison. Bluffs is far superior. We have returned to Bluffs's and it's worth the drive!
I was so happy with the care Max got at The Bluffs. Your team is fantastic! Steve was fabulous and took a liking to Max right away, a true animal lover! They did not rush us and gave us many suggestions about him not taking to a litter pan (Good luck for us with that) He is getting neutered on November 28th. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you so much!
I love how everyone interacts with my pet. They were so considerate of my feelings as well. Our previous vet clinic did not really interact with my dog. They just treated her like a piece of equipment that needed to be fixed. It was so impersonal. For this reason, we go to the Bluffs Clinic, where we feel understood and cared for.