At Baldwin Animal Hospital, 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 conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health. During the exam, our veterinarians will look at factors such as age, medical history, and current health. We can develop a preventative treatment plan specifically for your dog to suit their needs.
Our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive examination of your dog during their annual or biannual exam. We will evaluate your dog’s hearing, vision, heart and lungs, while also testing the joints and muscles for healthy function and development, palpate the abdomen, and inspect any specific concerns you may bring to us about your dog’s health.
A vital part of maintaining your dog’s health is vaccinations. The right vaccinations prevent your pet from getting highly contagious diseases that are easily spread between dogs. We look at several factors when we create a custom vaccination program for your dog, such as their lifestyle. Our veterinarians will review your dog’s lifestyle based on their activities including whether your dog is mainly an indoor or outdoor dog, if your dog will need to be boarded, if he or she is in direct contact with other dogs including at the dog park or groomer, and so on.
Our veterinarians will conduct a fecal exam each year to make sure they are free of parasites to protect your pet as well as your loved ones. We will recommend and offer safe effective preventative treatments for diseases like heartworm and ticks and fleas.
At each exam we will review your dog’s nutrition history to make sure they have not gained or lost a significant amount of weight, since this could indicate an underlying health issue. We will discuss your dog’s eating habits to make sure they are getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. We will also review your pet’s play and exercise routine to ensure that your dog is getting an adequate amount of physical activity.
We will sit down and discuss the importance of dental care for your dog. Our veterinarians recommend regular professional dental cleanings, as well as frequent at-home care to keep your dogs’ teeth and gums healthy. We will inspect your dog’s teeth and gums for tartar, plaque, tooth decay, infections, and signs of tooth weakness. We also provide deep teeth cleaning services at our facility.