Canine Preventive Care

At Goldsmith Vet Clinic, we see all of our patients on a yearly basis for their annual physical exam.  At this examination, we take time to do a thorough physical, talk with you about any changes in lifestyle or behavior and provide the necessary vaccinations and medications for your pet.  This time spent together plays an important role in increasing our odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

During the exam our doctors will perform a:

  • Ear and eye examination
  • Cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) examination
  • Abdominal palpation
  • Oral exam
  • Dermatological exam
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation

Vaccine administration will be based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core vaccines include Rabies ($25), Distemper and Leptospirosis ($22 as a combo or $22 a piece). Your veterinarian may also recommend additional vaccines such as Bordetella (Kennel Cough) ($22) and Influenza ($47 for the first and second booster, after that annual it is $27).

We may recommend Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

The annual exam may also be a good time for Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites.

We will also discuss other services, such as dental care that will benefit your dog’s overall health and wellbeing. Bloodwork screening can also help identify any internal issues, which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam. We will also gladly field any questions you might have regarding your pet’s health. Call Goldsmith Vet Clinic today for your canine preventive care.