Our dedicated team at Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic strives to provide top level medical care and customer service. We try to provide fearLESS visits for your pet and convenience for you! We offer microchipping, vaccines tailored for your pet’s lifestyle, in house pharmacy with the option to receive long term medications shipped to your home, an in house laboratory, digital radiology (x-rays), and surgery services. We recommend once yearly wellness exams for dogs under the age of 7. For pets with chronic conditions and/or for older pets, we recommend twice yearly exams. This allows us to identify dental disease, new lumps and bumps, heart disease, etc earlier in order to provide optimal care.
At your dog’s yearly wellness visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination. We will review your dog’s lifestyle, behavior, activity level and nutrition, including optimal weight for your pet. A key part of health for pets in Florida is routine heartworm testing and parasite prevention, including internal and external parasites. We will also assess your dog’s dental health and the need for preventative dental care. After our wellness exam, you will receive a report card highlighting our findings, with appropriate recommendations for your pet.
Regular diagnostic testing such as blood work, urinalysis, and stool analysis often can help detect early stages of disease that are not apparent on physical examination. These tests help make your pet’s wellness care complete.
It is helpful to bring any previous medical records for new patients. Please bring a list of any questions that you have with you to your visit. You know your pet best and can note subtle changes in appetite, behavior, and energy level. Your observations at home can help us detect problems earlier!