Pet Wellness Services

Bronx Pet Wellness Care

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Wellness Exams

At Bronx Veterinary Center on Webster Avenue, we recommend that all pets receive a complete physical examination at least once a year, though more frequent exams are encouraged. Regular exams allow us to detect symptoms of disease and illness in your pet and treat them before your pet's quality of life is affected.

During an exam, we perform a "nose-to-tail" evaluation of your pet. We examine his or her vision, hearing, heart and lung functions, test the joints and muscles, palpate the abdomen, along with many other tests. The information we collect during an exam helps us establish a baseline level of your pet's health and allows us to better treat your pet.

New owners of puppies or kittens receive a special package that includes information on caring for your new pet as well as a Purina food sample, coupons and a free month of Heartgard heartworm preventive.

Bronx Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the cornerstone of your pet's preventive health care plan. Many diseases that once were fatal to pets can now easily be prevented through the use of modern vaccinations. Your pet is one-of-a-kind, and his or her vaccination requirements are just as unique. We work closely with you to develop a vaccination protocol for your pet that takes into account his or her lifestyle, environment and other risk factors.

All animals receiving vaccinations at Bronx Veterinary Center, regardless of age, always receive a free examination.

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Veterinary Pharmacy

Bronx Veterinary Center maintains a fully-stocked veterinary pharmacy. We stock a wide variety of pet medications, including heartworm and flea and tick medications. When your pet needs a prescription, we are able to fill his or her prescription at your convenience - often before the end of the visit. Should your pet require a medication that the pharmacy does not have readily available, we will work with other veterinary pharmacies to make sure your pet receives his or her medication as soon as possible.

Microchip Identification for Your Pet

Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this tragedy. About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information and implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips—if your pet is lost, the microchip is scanned and the information is used to reunite you and your pet. The Bronx Veterinary Center uses the Home Again microchip system.

Dermatology and Allergy Care

Pets have allergies, too. Itching, scratching and hot spots are all signs of allergies and skin conditions in pets. Allergies to pollen, dust and fleas are all very common and treatable. Dr. Katz has a specific interest in dermatology and has many hours of continuing education in this area of veterinary medicine. No matter what your pet's skin condition, he or she receives expert veterinary dermatological care at Bronx Veterinary Center. Special tests are used to identify the cause of your pet's skin condition and establish a treatment plan.

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Pet Behavioral Counseling

Behavior problems are not uncommon in pets. Behavior problems are often complex to treat and may be the result of medical or environmental problems. Whether your pet is having trouble getting along with other pets or people in your home, urinates or defecates inappropriately or has issues with separation anxiety, Bronx Veterinary Center can help you and your pet solve these behavior problems.

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Good nutrition is the key to a healthy life for your pet. At Bronx Veterinary Center, counseling about nutrition starts with your pet's very first visit with a veterinarian. We talk to you about the choices available for your pet's food, the proper frequency of feedings and the amount of food your pet should receive. We can also counsel clients whose pets are overweight or have special dietary requirements.

Nutrition is just as important for your pet as it is for you. The benefits of nutritional counseling include weight loss, increased energy levels and a healthier lifestyle. Ask us today about nutritional counseling for your pet.

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