Routine wellness exams are the first step towards a healthy and happy pet.
To prevent disease and disease progression, we highly suggest annual or semi-annual wellness visits. We will devise a wellness plan unique to your pet considering factors such as age, breed, lifestyle, and overall health status.
Detecting a health concern early on makes all of the difference. If you suspect something is wrong or your pet is just not acting right, bring your pet in for a wellness exam! All of our patients receive a full comprehensive exam, including checking your pet's eyes, ears, nose, teeth and gums, joints and muscles and more. The sooner treatment begins, the greater chance for treatment success. Not to mention, curing an existing condition can add up financially. Preventive wellness visits promote a healthier life for your pet, and is much more affordable!
Vaccinations are effective in preventing conditions that were once life-threatening.
At East Hampton Veterinary Group, we provide core and non-core vaccinations for canines and felines, such as rabies, DHPP, Lyme, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, FVRCP and Feline Leukemia. In New York State, rabies vaccinations are mandated for dogs and cats. To keep your pet safe and avoid over-vaccination, we may recommend certain vaccinations based on lifestyle and risk factor.
Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms are no joke. Even if your pet stays indoors, prevention is so important. Parasites are not only pesky, but they can also lead to severe illness and even death. Combat parasite infestation with routine testing and regular preventatives.
Fleas and ticks irritate your pet's skin and commonly cause allergies and transmit diseases. If left untreated, fleas can infect your pet with tapeworms and bartonella, while ticks can cause Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Visually check your pet for fleas and ticks during daily grooming, especially after being outside in high-risk areas.
Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. Heartworm disease is often symptomless and commonly causes irreversible damage prior to a diagnosis. These 6-14 inch worms impair blood circulation and damage the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. For your petâ€™s safety, annual testing is imperative. Intestinal Parasites commonly infect pets and some are even transmissible to humans. Fecal testing is recommended once or twice a year depending on your pet's lifestyle.
Approximately 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
Unfortunately, a large majority of pets never return home. The good news is, microchips are a great way to protect your pet with a lifetime of identification. What a relief!
The thought of losing a pet is unsettling, but microchips greatly increase the likelihood of a reunion. Implantation is safe, painless and much like a routine vaccination. Injected between the shoulders, a tiny microchip stores a unique identification number which then needs to be registered in a database to link with your contact information. Most animal hospitals and shelters have special scanners that can decode this information and then contact you if your pet is found. This provides pet owners with peace-of-mind as it cannot fall off, be altered or removed like collars and other forms of identification.
At East Hampton Veterinary Group, we urge all of our clients to have their pet microchipped and wear a collar. Even if your pet stays indoors, accidents happen!
Our doctors can discuss weight and nutritional issues and concerns, and make dietary and nutritional recommendations based on your pet's special needs.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Our team can help with answering all of these important questions.
Need help teaching your pet the right behaviors to have a happy and healthy life as part of your family?
We're always happy to provide counseling on how to improve your pet's behavior. Whether your pet has serious behavioral issues or could just use some minor improvements, our animal experts can provide the knowledge and guidance to improve that behavior.