Our doctors stay current with all the latest veterinary innovations to ensure your pet receives the best care.
At San Diego Bay, we recommend thorough routine wellness exams, regular lab work, vaccinations when needed, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas and ticks if your animal is at risk.
Most of the tests we offer at San Diego Bay can be done during your pet’s regular exam. This is our chance to get to know your pet, to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes we see, update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Everyone knows that pets age faster than we do. But what does that really mean for our furry family members? It means that diseases and illnesses develop and progress far more rapidly in our animal companions than in people. As our pet’s caretakers, we must be attentive to their aging and help them age comfortably and gracefully.
At San Diego Bay Animal Hospital we specialize in complete care for your pet.
Here are some recommendations to help you keep your pet healthy:
Keep up with yearly check-ups
Annual exams provide an excellent opportunity to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.
It is a great time to discuss behavior, habits, diet, appetite, exercise and activity.
During your physical some of the things we will evaluate are:
Joints, gait, and arthritis pain
Muscle mass, body weight
Assess heart and lung health
Address dental disease and oral infections
Scan for skin tumors and evaluate them to catch cancers early
Vision and screen for glaucoma if necessary
Evaluate neurologic function and mentation
Palpate the abdomen and all lymph nodes
This is also a great time to discuss any concerns and answer all of your questions. Subtle changes caught early can help detect and treat health issues before they progress.
We may also recommend to check annual blood work to screen for abnormalities and monitor changes