At Giles County Animal Hospital, our veterinarians understand that your dog is an important member of your family, and they are dedicated to providing the best animal health care to your dog. Our veterinarians ensure that your dog is happy and healthy through all stages of life—from their initial puppy appointments, to their regular senior visits.
The Importance of Wellness Exams
Wellness exams help our veterinarians develop treatment plans and vaccination schedules that are unique to your dog—taking into account their lifestyle, environment, age and breed, medical history, and current health. More importantly, wellness exams allow our veterinarians to ensure that your dog is heathy from nose to tail, allowing them to examine their hearing, heart, vision, lungs, joints and much more!
Heartworm Prevention for Dogs
Dogs are especially prone to contracting heartworm—a worm that, when infected, lives in the heart of your dog. Heartworm can be transmitted from mosquitos or other dogs who have already contracted the illness. Once the larvae has grown into adult worms, they can cause serious heart disease and respiratory problems in your dog. At Giles County Animal Hospital, our veterinarians recommend the use of a year-round heartworm and parasite preventative—this can be taken orally or absorbed through your dog’s skin.
Canine Wellness at Giles County Animal Hospital includes:
- Allergies and Dermatology
- Comprehensive Wellness Exams
- Dental Care
- Diagnostic Services
- Fleas and Tick Prevention
- Heartworm Prevention
- Hospital Boarding
- Microchip Implantation
- Pet Bathing
For New Patients
If your dog is new to our animal hospital, we recommend that you bring a copy of your dog’s previous records to his or her first appointment. We ask that all dog owners bring a stool sample (ideally less than 12 hours old), and your dog on a leash or in a carrier.
Please call us today with any questions or concerns regarding your dog’s health and behavior, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians!