Pet Wellness Service

Wellness Exams

When it comes to your pet’s health care, prevention is the key. Our veterinarians recommend that your pet receives a physical exam at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged. Regular physical exams are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Exams give a complete picture of your pet’s health and are useful in detecting diseases and other health problems in the early stages – before they become more difficult, and more expensive, to treat. Our veterinarians perform a complete “nose-to-tail” examination of your pet. We listen to your pet’s heart and lungs, evaluate his or her vision, check for unusual lumps, look at your pet’s teeth and oral cavity and check your pet’s joints for swelling or stiffness. We may also perform routine blood and urine tests as well as tests for internal or external parasites. During the exam, we also discuss home health care options for your pet, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Puppy & Kitten Wellness

-Nose-to-tail evaluation to make sure your pet is in good health
-Discuss and schedule appropriate vaccinations and deworming to protect your new family member against disease
-Fecal exams to check for parasites, which can affect your pets ability to  absorb nutrients
-Discuss training and diet to make your pet’s transition into your home go as  smoothly as possible
-Discuss spaying and neutering

Senior Care

-Nose-to-tail evaluation

-Senior screening panels: early detection of disease through routine exams,  bloodwork, and urine sampling can help make your pets life as long as possible

-Discuss changes in diet or exercise if needed

Vaccinations

Our pets can be exposed to many diseases, some of which can be prevented by vaccinations.  At Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays, our veterinarians will ask questions to personalize vaccination schedules for your pet based on age, environment, and risk level to make sure your pet is protected.

Dental Care

Dental care is a must for your pet! Clean teeth and a healthy mouth don’t just prevent bad breath – they ward off periodontal disease, which can lead to serious health problems for your pet. The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays provides your pet with complete dental care, from routine cleanings to advanced dental procedures. When your pet is examined, the doctor checks for periodontal disease which can be graded from stages one to four. The first two stages are classified as gingivitis, the last two as periodontitis. Gingivitis can usually be reversed by thorough teeth cleaning by a veterinarian while the dog or cat is anesthetized. If treated early, the gums can return to normal appearance and function. If untreated, periodontitis can result. Periodontal disease is the most common ailment of small animals and imperils your pet’s health and quality of life. To prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis, your pet should undergo frequent dental cleanings. To learn more about your pet’s dental cleaning, click here. Dental care doesn’t end at our hospital. A home dental care regimen, including regular brushing, can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup and fight periodontal disease. Our staff can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home and recommend oral rinses, treats and other products that promote good dental health.