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Frequently Asked Questions For Your Pet's First Visit

Your pet's first vet appointment can be stressful, especially if you are unsure of what to expect. At Sand Creek Animal Hospital in Albany, NY, we address your concerns at your pet's first consultation. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions patients have at their first visit.

What Diet Is Recommended for My Pet?

A proper diet is essential for all pets, regardless of their health condition. Regular monitoring of a diet plan from a veterinarian helps understand how your pets respond to certain types of foods and if any changes need to be made.

How Much Exercise Does My Pet Need?

Many factors affect the amount of exercise that your pet needs, including age, breed, weight, and health conditions. Therefore, a customized plan is created and discussed with a member of our professional team.

When Should Blood Tests be Performed? 

Blood work is a valuable diagnostic tool to better understand your pet's current health. In addition, blood screenings can help determine sources of illness. We recommend baseline blood drawing around six months of age.

Does My Pet Need Professional Teeth Cleaning? 

You can combat tartar buildup and periodontal disease by regularly brushing your pet's teeth. However, a professional cleaning will ensure that the hard-to-reach spots are addressed. In addition, a light dose of anesthesia is usually required since pets are unable to remain still during the process.

How Should I Budget for my New Pet?

Having a pet can feel like having a child in many ways. It's helpful to plan for expected components of a wellness plan and create an emergency fund for the unexpected.

Contact Our Animal Hospital for Pet Care from Our Veterinarians in Albany, NY 

Pet care can be challenging but is a rewarding experience, especially if you are a new pet owner. That's why our team at Sand Creek Animal Hospital in Albany is proud to welcome your pet to experience the quality vet care we have to offer. Contact our office to learn more about how we can make your pet's first office visit a pleasant experience.

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