For a healthy adult pet, we recommend a visit to our clinic
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
As your pet ages, a yearly visit to the vet is recommended. Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these annual visits will become increasingly important to aid in detecting any changes in their health early. During the annual visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical exam, any necessary vaccinations and an intestinal parasite screening. By conducting parasite screenings every 12 months, we can make sure your pet remains healthy and decrease the potential risks to other pets and family members.
In addition to these wellness services, we offer annual blood screenings to all patients. If done routinely, these screenings will help our doctors detect potential diseases before they become a serious issue. If caught early, many common diseases can be managed through dietary modifications. Since pets usually don’t exhibit symptoms of many serious diseases, such as kidney or liver disease, until the disease is in the advanced stages, early detection leads to early treatment and can prolong your pet’s life.
AGE-RELATED WELLNESS PROGRAMS
At Chino Valley Animal Hospital, we can keep your pets happy and healthy by utilizing the following:
The physical exam is a very important aspect of your pet’s wellness. This is when the doctor evaluates the entire pet using his or her hands, eyes and ears. It includes: an eye exam with ophthalmoscope, an ear exam with otoscope and a heart and lung exam using a stethoscope. Other points evaluated are teeth, skin, coat, vitals, body condition and joints. Doctors also use their hands to palpate the abdominal contents. Veterinary physical exams, on average, uncover three additional concerns than what is known by the pet owner. So make sure to bring your pet in for his or her regular physical exam appointments.
Whether your pet is experiencing an unexplained illness or just getting older, sometimes laboratory services – like bloodwork, urinalysis and fecal testing – are necessary. Our in-house animal laboratory services in Chino Valley ensure quick results so treatment can be started promptly. Lab tests are often recommended when animals are not feeling well to help determine the root of the issue. We may also recommend certain tests on an annual basis as part of an overall wellness exam. Together, we will help you determine which testing services your pet requires. Because we offer in-house animal laboratory services in Prescott, we are able to provide our patients with quick results and detailed information about your pet’s internal health. This makes it much easier to diagnose problems and begin treatment. Since we don’t have to wait for results from another facility, we can, in many situations, begin life-saving treatment right away.
At Chino Valley Animal Hospital, we offer a complete range of laboratory services. We offer fecal exams in order to detect parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, giardia, and coccidia, which often go unnoticed by pet owners. We also offer urinalysis for urinary concerns, such as struvite and calcium oxalate crystals, urinary tract infections, and pH imbalance. Our comprehensive blood panels, hematology and serum chemistry can aid in identifying illnesses, monitoring organ function and checking medicine effectiveness. Having many of these services done in-house allows us to quickly save you both time and money. Utilizing these services also allows us to quickly develop a detailed diagnostic-based treatment plan. For specialized diagnostics and consultations, we may collaborate with commercial veterinary laboratories and board-certified diagnostic specialists.
If you are in need of animal laboratory services in Prescott Valley or the surrounding areas, contact us today. We provide a wide range of services in-house and have relationships with commercial facilities for specialized diagnostics. We strive to keep our services affordable to ensure that your pets can get the care their need.
Good dental hygiene is as important for pets as it is for humans. It’s common for some of us to avoid going to the dentist for two to three years. If you skimp on dental care for your pets for this long, it’s the equivalent to them not getting a comprehensive dental exam, mouth X-ray, or teeth cleaning for 14 to 21 years! While this may not sound alarming to some people, ensuring your pets receive proper dental care—via home care and annual dental exams—is essential, as it protects them from periodontal disease and can even add years to their lives. At Chino Valley, we encourage pet parents to schedule yearly dental exams for their pets. We have state-of-the-art digital X-ray capabilities, and we recommend full-mouth films for every pet dental procedure. Read more about Pet Dental Procedures >
During the exam process, another important aspect of wellness care is educating clients. Together as partners, we can ensure your pet receives all that he or she needs to live a long and quality life.