At Clover Valley Vet, we believe that routine wellness care is the key to keeping your dog healthy through every stage of life. Whether it’s your puppy’s first exam or your senior dog’s first visit with us, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your dog’s current health. During the wellness exam, we can discuss vaccines, nutrition, allergies, dental care (including at-home dental care), and other issues that may be affecting your dog, including lifestyle or age related changes.
A vital part of maintaining your pet’s health is vaccinations. Vaccinations prevent your dog from getting contagious diseases that are easily spread between dogs or through their environment. We will take into consideration your pet’s age and lifestyle, including time spent outdoors, travel/boarding plans, breed, health status, age, and overall health. These factors may change over time, so we will review your dog’s vaccination plan with you at each wellness exam.
Preparing for Your Dog’s Exam
On the day of your dog’s wellness exam, we ask that you bring in a stool sample (ideally less than twelve hours old) with your dog on a leash or in a secure pet carrier. If this is your dog’s first visit with us, it is also helpful to bring any previous medical files such as vaccination records.