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Orwigsburg vet, veterinarian in Orwigsburg,

Brunswick Veterinary Hospital


Loving Your Pets Like You Do!


Routine Preventative Care

Routine Preventative Care

It is important for your pet to receive routine checkups just like it is for you.  It allows us to make sure that your pet is healthy and also allows us to catch any health problems before they become serious.  You should bring your dog or cat in for a checkup at least once a year, and ideally,  once every 6 months for older pets.  We find many pets with painful infected teeth, cancerous growths and nutritional problems during our comprehensive physical examinations.

During the visit we will check your pets’ vital signs,examine the teeth for infection, fractures or periodontal disease or tumors, examine the eyes for cataracts, listen to your pets heart for any murmurs or arrhthymias, palpate the abdomen for tumors or abnormally sized organs, check the limbs for arthritis, and check the skin for tumors or lesions; as well as  make sure all vaccinations are up to date, and perform any necessary blood work.  Blood work can help to diagnose heartworm, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and other diseases that can be treated more easily when detected early.  The best way to combat these diseases is actually to stop them before they are too advanced.  There are many vaccines and medications available to prevent them.  We will make sure your pet is taking the necessary medications to keep them safe. 

Fecal examinations are integral, and should be evaluated every 6-12 months for intestinal parasites.   Did you know that most potting soil and housflies can transmit roundworms?  This is why even indoor cats should be evaluated.  We send our fecal sample to our laboratory, where special testing including an ELISA test for hard to detect Giardia is performed.  Many of these parasites are transmissable to us, so it is even more important to have your pet evaluated.  Keeping your pet on a preventive deworming program by using Revolution or Interceptor Plus (dogs) helps to control some of these parasites.

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