All pets deserve a full physical examination at least once a year. At Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic the annual physical exam takes about 20 minutes. Make sure you are bringing a list of your questions and observations of your pet. We have put together a slide show to show you what you can expect to see during the examination. Dr Banyard will ask you questions regarding what you are seeing at home.
For pets in their adult and senior years we recommend annual blood and urine testing. If you are interested is having these health screening tests please be sure to ask us about this and the costs involved. These provide a baseline of what is normal in your pet - if there are abnormalities these will be discussed with you when the results come back.
The complete annual exam in the following slide show is what Dr Banyard does and is not reflective of what other veterinarians at other clinics do. The above slide show outlines the reasons for examining the different parts of the body and shows some of the tests recommended depending on what is found during the examination.
The physical exam allows the owner and veterinarian to assess the physical health of the pet. The findings provide a baseline for the following year. Dr Banyard often finds problems that the owner is unaware of. As the examination proceeds the pet owner can bring up any concerns they have of discuss their observations about their pet's health. Any abnormalities are recorded in the medical records and tests and treatment options are discussed. What is done will depend on the wishes of the owner.
If the pet is health then vaccinations can be updated if needed.
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Weather Alert: We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.
In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
New Video on You Tube:
New Video on You Tube:
This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
New video on You Tube:
This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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