If you want to keep your pet healthy, preventive care is necessary. Belle River Animal Clinic is your destination for pet wellness in Belle River. We believe in preventative care through routine wellness checks and suggest it at least once a year. Our comprehensive wellness check-up in Belle River, Windsor and Essex County can help in proactively preventing ailments and problems.
Is your pet sick? Don’t wait! Schedule a pet wellness exam at Belle River Animal Clinic today!
Our trained practitioners and veterinary care providers are well-trained to undertake wellness exams of your pets. This covers a range of ailments and helps you assess signs of problems early on. During a physical exam, our veterinarians review:
The heart and lungs for any abnormalities or defects.
The teeth and gums for any signs of dental disease or gingivitis.
The eyes and ears to check for any changes or abnormalities such as ulcers, cataracts, or infection.
The skin and coat of your pet for any signs of hair loss, dry skin, lumps, or change in pigment.
The abdomen to palpate the organs to check the size, check for pain, or any unusual lumps.
The urogenital area for any discharge, bleeding, or physical changes.
The limbs and feet for checking any limping, muscle changes, or signs of weakness or arthritis.
Our wellness exam also includes:
Discussing medical history and assessing any current medication dosage to ensure your pet gets the right dose.
Figuring out everyday habits, health and nutrition plans.
Vaccination is key to pet wellness in Belle River. Once the new addition to your family has grown accustomed to you, it is important to get them vaccinated. Come over to Belle River Animal Clinic with your kittens or puppies and get them vaccinated.
During the visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination and be tested for roundworms while we discuss immunization programs, nutrition, behaviour, dental care, flea and parasite control.
We advise the following vaccination schedule.
Vaccination schedule for puppies
7 & 8 weeks: distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza
11 & 12 weeks: distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, leptospirosis, bordetella
15 & 16 weeks: distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, leptospirosis, bordetella, rabies, (possible Lyme)
Vaccination schedule for kittens
7 & 8 weeks: feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia
11 & 12 weeks: feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, leukemia if needed
15 & 16 weeks: feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, rabies, (possible leukemia)
What would you do if your pet got lost? Microchipping helps you keep a tab on your pet and assists you in looking for them in case they get lost. At Belle River Animal Clinic, we can implant microchips in your cat, dog or other small animals. Microchip implantation doesn't hurt your pet, as it is a surgery-free procedure and doesn't have to be re-done since microchips don't wear out.
Microchips act as a permanent ID of your pet. The ID gives the pet a unique number, which can help identify them or the owner. The microchip can also be used to retrieve your contact information and allow you to be reunited with your pet.