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Pets need annual check-ups just like when you go to your doctor every year. Our veterinarians do a comprehensive exam of your pet from head to tail. Exams include checking temperature, cleaning ears, trimming nails, listening to the heart and lungs, checking the patients eyes, ears, nose, throat, lymph nodes, skin, and palpating the abdomen. During these exams the veterinarian will talk with you about fleas, ticks, heartworms, diet, and vaccination protocols
Microchips are the size of a grain of rice, they have helped many clinics and shelters get your baby back home to you. Calera Animal Hospital has teamed up with Avid Microchips. They offer a lifetime enrollment and a 24 hour pet recovery service hotline. We would microchip your pet here, then after you filled out our microchip form, we would put all of your information into Avid Microchips' database, and you would be automatically enrolled. How cool is that!
Do you know which prevention is right for your pet? On the market today are numerous products for prevention but which one is right for your family and for your pet. Our veterinarians are always a good source of information to help make your decision. We carry some of the best products that will help protect your pets against fleas, ticks, and parasites. The products we offer will help you have peace of mind because we stand behind them. Heartworms are very prevalent in Alabama, leaving your pet untreated can lead to a host of health problems. They are spread by mosquitoes from one dog to another. The mosquito larvae process can take up to 6 months to mature in the heart. This process for heartworms is long and sometimes goes undetected if not annually tested.
Intestinal worms are different that heartworms for they reside in the intestines. one intestinal worm produces more that 100,000 eggs in a day. If left alone and untreated, intestinal parasites can cause your pet to be very sick. Some of the symptoms are: vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and not wanting to eat. One parasite in particular, Tapeworms, come from fleas. Did you know that one flea can lay up to 1,000 eggs a day? Prevention is the main goal for the treatment of your pets. Your pet should have an Annual Wellness Exam at least once a year. A fecal examination should be done once a year to make sure your pet hasn't picked up any unwanted visitors.