The foundation of your pet’s health care is a thorough physical exam. From the very young to the senior citizens, the exam is critical to the care of every animal. Young animals change rapidly as they grow so they need to be meticulously examined at each of their visits when they are puppies and kittens. Our recommendation is that all pets receive semi-annual physicals to give our veterinarians the best opportunity to detect diseases earlier rather than later. It is important you keep in mind that animals age faster than humans. One dog year is approximately equal to seven human years!
Pet wellness is Great Neck Veterinary Clinic’s foremost concern. We evaluate many different aspects to comprehensively understand the health of your pet, and during the exams, our doctors will…
- Observe your pet move so that we may check for neurological or musculoskeletal problems
- Listen closely to your pet’s heart and lungs for any indications of cardiac or lung disease
- Conduct a vision test
- Survey the skin for signs of parasites, itching, or unusual lumps
- Feel your pet’s abdomen to check organ sizes and shapes
- Examine your pet’s teeth and oral cavity for dental health and cleanliness
- Check all lymph nodes
The thoroughness of your pet’s exam ensures that we are able to advise you on all facets of your pet’s health. After the exam, we will discuss any procedures we feel your pet may need (i.e., dental or vaccinations). It is our belief that these exams are the best way to determine an effective treatment plan and, ultimately, the best way to extend the quality and length of your pet’s life.
For your convenience, we provide more information on many animal health topics and Great Neck Veterinary Clinic services on our page of frequently asked questions so that you can be an up-to-date and informed pet owner.
Puppy & Kitten Care
This is the stage when they are liveliest and cutest, and most people find this time of life to be the most exciting. It’s a great time to establish a life-long relationship with your new pet.
The American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Canine Vaccine Guidelines remind us that not all pets are alike. That’s why vaccine selections need to be individualized, with due consideration for factors such as age, health status, geographic area, travel, and exposure risks.
Wellness 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.
Senior Pet Care
Good senior care begins with regular examinations that can help spot problems before they become serious. Regular examinations are very important to ensure your pet’s good health.
Answers to your most frequent questions about your pet.