Pet Wellness Services
Indian Hills Animal Clinic & Pet Hotel
Preventive Care, Pet Health, Pet Health Care
Dr. Smith and the staff at Indian Hills Animal Clinic are committed to providing you and your pet with the finest veterinary care possible. We enjoy being a welcoming, skilled and cost-conscious partner in the care of your cherished companions.
Our veterinary team believes that preventive medicine contributes to your pet's long term health and minimizes the lifetime cost of care. We strongly recommend regular pet wellness exams, vaccinations, blood laboratory testing, deworming and intestinal parasite checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworms, fleas and ticks to keep your pet in optimum health. As part of our pet wellness services, we offer preventive care counseling and client education to better care for your pet.
Despite the very best preventive care, your family pet may develop an illness or be injured. Our internal medicine and surgical expertise, as well as our advanced diagnostic capabilities and veterinary laboratory, ensure your pet receives a quick and accurate diagnosis. We take time to explain our diagnosis to you and provide you with various options for your pet's treatment.
Please take a look at the pet wellness services we offer and learn why we believe they are important to the care and well-being of your pet. Then give us a call to set up an appointment today!
Your Pet's Annual Examination
Wellness examinations are the same for your pet as the yearly physical you receive from your doctor. It's a chance for us to assess your pet's overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and is also an opportunity for you to discuss any of your concerns or ask questions.
Your pet's yearly wellness examination at our animal clinic in Tuscaloosa includes our commitment to:
Examine your pet's teeth, throat, and oral cavity
Check your pet's vision and examine the eyes
Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
Examine the respiratory system
Assess your pet's heart and evaluate cardiac function
Test your pet's reflexes
Palpate lymph nodes for size
Inspect and palpate the skin for unusual growths and lesions
Evaluate your pet for repetitive licking or biting in one area
Assess your pet's hair/fur and check for matting
Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
Test to evaluate the function of internal organs including liver, kidneys, and heart
Assess changes in your pet's body weight, appetite, urination and bowel habits
Inquire as to your pet's activity level
Monitor your pet's blood count
Utilize blood laboratory testing for diagnosing Heartworm disease, and other blood borne parasites
Assess and evaluate general or specific changes in your pet's health since the last wellness visit
Discuss preventive techniques with you
Collect and examine fecal sample for intestinal worms and other parasites
Demonstrate to you how to administer at-home medication
Answer your questions and address your concerns
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