Just like you, we want your pet to live the longest, healthiest life possible. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease early, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
We recommend a physical exam at least once a year for adult pets. Our nose-to-tail exams give us a good picture of your pet’s overall health and alert us to any changes that might have occurred since your pet’s last visit.
If you’ve recently adopted or purchased a pet, we encourage you to book an appointment for a first examination as soon as possible. Young animals are vulnerable to illness, and an exam lets us make sure they have the vaccinations they need, reassure you of their health, and gives us a baseline for their medical records.
Puppy and Kitten Care
New puppies and kittens should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible after adoption for many reasons. Most importantly, young animals don’t have full immunity from disease, so they need to have a series of vaccinations given at specific intervals to make sure they are safe from diseases that can be life-threatening. Puppies and kittens should also have parasite screening and deworming. Plus, this first visit is a good time to ask questions about nutrition, behavior and other aspects of caring for your new pet.
We love senior pets! We recommend exams with lab work at least twice a year for our senior companions because pets age more rapidly than humans, which means diseases and illnesses progress more quickly as well.
The good news is dogs and cats are living longer today thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. While older pets are faced with more age-related conditions that impact the quality of their lives, we are here to partner with you to help your senior pet age well.
Fleas, ticks, worms – preventing them in the first place is much easier and ultimately less expensive than getting rid of them after they’ve infested your pet. We recommend having your pet screened for internal parasites regularly, and we offer a variety of alternatives for flea, tick and heartworm prevention.
Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another. Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. We can help identify and treat the root cause of these shifts, whether it’s a medical solution or one that involves training.
There are so many options for feeding our companion animals these days; wet food, dry food, home-cooked, raw—what’s best? Proper nutrition is important to an animal’s good health, and we can help you choose the best option for your pet and lifestyle.
Just like people, pets can suffer lingering effects and discomfort from an injury or surgical procedure. Broadway Animal Hospital takes treating pain seriously and offers several options to help pets feel better. We’ll develop a pain management program that’s customized for your pet’s condition and needs.
Updated vaccinations are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections. For dogs, that means parvo, leptospirosis, distemper, and rabies. Cats need vaccinations for feline leukemia, panleukopenia, and rabies. Beyond those core vaccines, we will evaluate your pet’s age, lifestyle and likely exposure to certain diseases before we recommend additional inoculations.
Microchipping your pets is an important way to keep them safe. The sad fact is that only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners when they become lost. Microchipping greatly increases the chances that your pet will be returned to you—it’s also affordable and relatively painless. We believe microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available.