Thorough & Thoughtful
Cat & Dog Exams
in Chadds Ford, PA
Why Annual Cat & Dog Exams Are Important
Cats and dogs age several years for every one of ours. This means that a lot can change for them in a year’s time. Illness, age-related problems, allergies, and many other issues can develop quite quickly and without yearly exams, can potentially go unnoticed. With annual vet visits, we’re able to give your pet a thorough and thoughtful exam that assesses their health and uncovers any underlying problems.
Wellness Exam Services
Common services we perform at wellness exams include:
A nose-to-tail physical exam • Vaccinations, as needed • Fecal exam • Age-appropriate blood work • Heartworm and tick-borne disease screening • Urinalysis, if needed • Nutritional or behavior counseling if needed • And more
Many of our wellness services can be performed in the comfort of your own home through our mobile veterinary services.
A Regional Health Problem for Pets: Lyme Disease
In Chadds Ford and greater New England, Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness, is a common concern for our pets. Dogs are most vulnerable to the disease because they are more likely to be outdoors than cats, and they often accompany us in areas where ticks are prevalent. Lyme disease is transmitted during the period of time while the tick is engorging themselves on their host’s blood. Due to the prevalence of ticks infected with Lyme disease in our area, we highly recommend the Lyme disease vaccine for dogs as well as tick preventatives for dogs and cats all year long.
Poultry Care in Chadds Ford
In addition to care for cats and dogs, our veterinarian, Dr. Tancredi, also offers some basic care for chickens, ducks, and other poultry species. Services we can provide for your poultry flock include:
Wing crop surgery • Wound stitching
Basic sick care • Amputations of damaged wings