Lexie, a cute 12-year old Shih Tzu, recently visited me for her annual exam, diligently scheduled by her mom over the years. Lexie’s yearly exams always went well, she seemed to be in very good health, received her required vaccinations, and we drew blood to check for heartworm and tick-borne diseases. Once Lexie reached the age of eight – the age most pets are considered seniors – we added a senior wellness blood panel to screen for early signs of any health issues.
Fear Free™ is a new movement within the veterinary community that focuses on reducing fear, anxiety, and stress while your pet is at the veterinary clinic. We’ve modified our procedures, handling techniques, and exam rooms to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need. Our goal is to create a stress-free environment for you and your pet each and every time you visit our clinic.
The American Heartworm Society, Companion Animal Parasite Council, and BRVC’s veterinarians recommend year-round heartworm and flea and tick prevention. Read more to learn three reasons why.
We understand that some pets have a more difficult time than others adjusting to the routines of everyday life and are here to help you reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviors. Two of the most common unwanted behaviors are separation anxiety in dogs and inappropriate elimination in cats.
Healthy teeth and gums play an important role in the ongoing good health and wellbeing of your animal companion. Periodontal (dental) disease is the most common disease of pets today with 80% of dogs and cats over age three having some form of dental disease.