Arrowhead Animal Hospital

NEW PET EXAMS...

Whether  you acquired your pet as a puppy or an adult, it is important to get your new family member of to the right start. Your pet will receive a thorough examination and we will answer all your questions regarding vaccinations, parasite control, and general care and feeding of your pet. If you are a new client we will ask you for some contact information at the time you make your appointment. When you come in for you appointment we will give you a new client form to fill out. You and your  pet's information will be entered into our computer and saved. We can access your pet's information and answer any questions regarding you pet anytime during business hours.

Printable New Client Form for your convenience (Click Here) 


ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAMS

Annual exams play an important role in helping to keep your pet healthy. Early detection of disease or other disabling condition better enables you to treat, control, and possible even prevent serious or chronic illness in your pet. Your vet may recommend test that can discover early organ dysfunction or metabolic disorders like diabetes, thyroid disease, or Cushing's disease. Pets may have their blood  pressure checked and may have an ECG performed or an x-ray taken if certain heart conditions are detected. Symptoms mean there is damage already being done to the body. Catching a problem before there are any obvious  symptoms greatly improves the prognosis and the illness or condition may even be reversible. Be sure to discus any changes in water consumption, appetite, eliminations, and activity levels with the doctor.


No matter what  the purpose of your visit, the doctor is certain to ask you questions regarding the current and /or past health of your pet. Please be prepared to provide the doctor with the following information regarding your pet if this information is not already in our records

  • Age of Pet
  • Is your pet spayed or neutered?
  • Vaccination status
  • Current  medications (bring medications with you)
  • Past illnesses, injuries, treatments, surgeries (bring records from prior veterinarian)
  • Diet and appetite (What do you feed your pet? Have you changed its diet lately? Is your pet eating and drinking normally?)
  • Other pets in the household? Is your pet an indoor/outdoor pet?
  • Travel history

Abnormal  Conditions: With all abnormalities it is important to know when the problem started and how often it is occurring.

  • Vomiting or diarrhea (Describe or bring sample. Do you see blood?)
  • Urine ( Is frequency of urination normal? Do you see blood or smell a strong odor? Is your dog suddenly urinating in the house or did you cat stop using the litter box?)
  • Stools ( Are they well formed? Is there any difficultly with elimination? Do you see blood in the stool?)
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Eye or ear problems
  • Skin problems (scratching, lumps, sores, hair loss)
  • Walking, running and jumping ( normal gait, limping, difficulty with stairs or laying down and getting up)
  • Any exposure to toxins ( poisons, drugs, garbage, etc. If known, bring in packaging)
  • Possibility of ingested foreign object
  • Travel history






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Helping you care for your best friend!