You share more than you realize with your dog, including bacteria. Exposure to germs in your dog's mouth can increase your risk of developing capnocytophaga, a serious blood infection.View Article
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We recommend that pets receive an annual physical exam. Screening for and finding health issues early effects your pets, treatment outcome, comfort and longevity. A physical exam includes the Doctor listening to the heart and lungs, examining the ears, skin, coat, eyes and mouth, palpating the abdomen and lymph nodes, evaluating joint stability and body condition, measuring weight and temperature. It is an opportunity to ask questions and update vaccines if needed. Additional diagnostics may be requested or recommended.
We offer a complimentary first exam for all pets adopted from a shelter.
Many airlines and states require a health certificate for pets. Requirements may vary, typically a health certificate needs to be issued within 10 days of travel and is valid for 30 days. Pets need documentation of a current rabies vaccine for a health certificate to be issued. Hawaii and international travel requires extensive additional preparation.
It is our policy at Cherry Valley, that during office hours, no matter how scheduled we are, to see our patients of record when needed for emergencies and illnesses requiring immediate care.