Pet Exams in North Charleston

Keeping Pets Well for Life

Maintaining your pet’s good health requires a variety of treatments, procedures, and medications over the span of their lifetime. It can be difficult to keep track of what they need, which is why our veterinary team works closely with pet owners to create a comprehensive wellness plan. Pet wellness exams set the tone for future vet visits, and allow us to set a baseline for your pet’s health. This means we can identify health abnormalities if or when they arise, and work quickly to treat them in their initial stages.

At Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic in North Charleston, we take your pet’s wellness very seriously. Prevention, maintenance, and early detection are all cornerstones of their healthcare program, and since pets’ needs change as they age, we make it our mission to anticipate those changes.

Pet Wellness Services

Our animal hospital is fitted with state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic, and medical equipment to keep your pet going strong for as long as possible. We offer myriad services during annual or bi-annual pet exams, including:

  • Routine & lifestyle vaccinations
  • Parasite prevention
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Routine diagnostics (fecal, urine, & blood testing)
  • Dermatology services (skin scrapings, medication)
  • Laser therapy

Parasite Prevention

Bugs are everywhere, and they thrive here in Charleston. Parasites not only make snacks out of our pets, they can potentially infect them with dangerous viruses, too. Oral and/or topical medications are the surest ways to keep your pet safe from parasitic diseases, but many puppies and kittens are born with some type of internal parasite. Fecal testing helps us detect internal parasites in your pet, and we can prescribe an appropriate medication following diagnosis to treat the problem. Common pet parasites include:

  • Heartworms
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Ticks
  • Whipworms

Your pet is likely to be exposed to some or all of these parasitic diseases in their lifetime. Be sure to discuss the following with your veterinarian:

  • Heartworm disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Giardia
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Tick paralysis
Pet Exams in North Charleston
Pet Exams in North Charleston

Let’s Build a Wellness Plan for Your Pet

Guaranteeing your pet’s long-term health is a long-term process. It requires a strong partnership between you and your veterinarian to ensure your loved one has the best quality of life. We take great strides to keep owners informed and educated to make the best choices for their pets, and we’re always happy to talk. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call today at 1-843-554-4361.

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