The same way you go to the doctor at least once a year to check up on your health, our pets need annual visits to stay feeling their best. At Crysler Animal Hospital, we recommend bringing your pet in for a check-up at least once a year, and more often as your pet reaches his or her senior years. Wellness exams help your veterinarian establish a baseline for your pet’s health so that they can quickly detect when something is not quite right. These annual visits also provide an opportunity to take advantage of preventative health measures, such as vaccines and parasite control methods. If you have any questions about our services or are looking to book an appointment for your pet, please call us today!
During your pet’s visit, you can expect one of our veterinarians to conduct a thorough nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet’s health. You might be asking, “Why do I have to come in just to have my pet looked at?” The answer is that your veterinarian knows exactly how to spot the early signs of illness and other medical conditions. With just a physical examination, your veterinarian can detect potential concerns and determine the appropriate tests to run in order to diagnose your pet’s condition. These visits are also a great opportunity to ask your veterinarian any questions you may have about nutrition, exercise, behavior, and other aspects of your pet’s care.
Vaccinating your pet is the best way to minimize the threat of many life-threatening illnesses. Our veterinarians can administer all core vaccines, which are recommended for all pets, and a wide range of non-core vaccines, which they will recommend based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and exposure risk. Your veterinarian will be happy to help you decide which non-core vaccines are right for your pet.
Fleas, ticks, heartworm, intestinal parasites – we can recommend preventative medicine to protect your pet from these nasty parasites. The bite of a flea or tick can transmit dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease, tapeworm, and bartonella, while heartworm and intestinal parasites can cause serious harm to your pet’s vital internal organs. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that all pets, even indoor pets, take a preventative medicine. Your veterinarian will help you determine the best prevention program for your pet.
Puppy & Kitten Care
Have you recently adopted a puppy or kitten? Congratulations on your new furry friend! The first year of a cat or dog’s life is a very special time, sure to be filled with lots of fun (and messy!) memories. At this time, it is so important to get your pet started on the right track to a long and healthy life.
Whether you’re a first-time pet parent or an experienced veteran, we recommend bringing your new puppy or kitten to the animal hospital to meet our veterinary care team. One of our veterinarians can examine your pet to get a picture of his or her health, and help you design a care plan for your little bundle of energy, including diet, exercise, and behavior training. We can also provide all the vaccinations and preventative medicine your pet needs to stay healthy.
Losing your animal companion is a terrifying feeling. Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pet’s safe return home should he or she ever be lost. A microchip is a tiny, electronic identification device. It’s size makes it easy and painless to implant – the procedure takes seconds and can be performed during any routine visit to the veterinarian. Once your pet is microchipped, you must register the chip in an online database. Should your pet ever be lost, an animal hospital or shelter can scan him or her for the microchip, access your contact information from the online registry, and return him or her safely.
We recommend microchip implantation for all cats and dogs. Even indoor pets can escape and pet owners should be prepared for this possibility. Completing this safe, painless, and inexpensive procedure will greatly increase your chance of reuniting with a lost pet.