Keep Your Pet's Health on Track
Here at Bond Vet, our primary care guidelines represent the consensus opinion of veterinary experts and governing bodies including AAHA, AVMA, CAPC, the American Heartworm Association and more.
Adoption of a comprehensive approach to preventive care — one that extends beyond annual exams and vaccination — leads to longer, healthier lives for pets and their families. This responsibility belongs to every member of our veterinary care team who plays a role in delivering our comprehensive, patient-centered care, and is integral to every conversation we have with you, the pet parent.
To keep your pet healthy and happy, it’s important they visit a vet for vaccines and routine physical examinations. The frequency of these visits depends largely on a few factors: breed, age, lifestyle, and any existing conditions. Puppies, for example, should be seen once a month, while a healthy adult dog may only need one check-up annually.
During a Routine Visit
Pets can't tell you when they're feeling sick (some pets may even try to hide that they're in pain), so regular checkups are an important step to keeping your pet healthy. At these checkups, our vets perform a full nose-to-tail exam to check your pet's weight, temperature, pulse, lungs, ears, mouth, and teeth. Our vet will also ask you questions about your pet, including diet, water intake, activity level, weight changes, and behavior changes. Additionally, our vet will perform diagnostics and administer vaccinations. Depending on your pet, additional steps may be taken during these visits. For example, if you have a young pet discussions regarding spaying/neutering will occur. All of this information helps our vet determine the health of your pet. It also helps our vet catch problems early and can even prevent problems altogether. Preventive care ultimately helps your pet live a longer, happier life.
In addition to vaccines and routine exams, preventive care will often consist of:
- Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
- Diet planning
- Fecal tests
- Dental care
At Bond Vet, we practice a hybrid of preventive and urgent care. We’re your primary care veterinarian, but we can also treat your pet if something happens that requires urgent care. Learn more about urgent care here .