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Pet Exams in Dothan

We love our pets, and it's natural that we want them to feel healthy and strong. At Care Animal Center, we offer wellness visits for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets. Our team is passionate about helping your furry friend enjoy a lifetime of good health and cuddles.

Our office is conveniently located on West Main Street, and we welcome your pet to enjoy their yearly exam with our compassionate team. We are committed to providing care for your pet, whether you have a ferret, a bird, a dog, or a cat. Our staff has five vets and a friendly team to provide the quality care your pet deserves. We also offer extended office hours and diverse services to meet your pet's needs. Contact us today to learn more about our pet exams in Dothan.

Call or Text Us: (334) 794-6333

Does My Pet Need an Exam?

Yes. Pets need a yearly checkup just like their human family members do. Animals are experts at hiding when they don't feel well, so even if your pet seems to be okay, there may be underlying issues causing them discomfort. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping your pet feel their best and enjoy optimal health throughout their life. We offer a wide range of treatments and services so your pet can enjoy the services they need from a team they're familiar with.

  • Bloodwork: We recommend conducting a blood panel when your pet visits us for their wellness exam because blood often carries early indicators of potential health issues. Our office is equipped with an in-house laboratory to check for problems in the chemistry of your furry friend's blood, and we use a trusted external lab when necessary. Bloodwork can reveal early signs of cancer, diabetes, infection, and other issues that require intervention.
  • Vaccines: It's no secret that vaccines can help your pet protect themselves from various diseases and health problems. We offer the full range of vaccinations your pet needs throughout their lifetime. From puppies needing their first round of shots to rabbits needing annual vaccines, you can count on our team. Your pet's exam can include their required yearly vaccines, including their rabies vaccination, or you can schedule a separate appointment specifically for their shots.
  • Checking for Parasites: Parasites can do a lot of damage to your pet's health before there's evidence of a problem. That's why we perform a thorough nose-to-tail check for parasites, including heartworm and intestinal parasites. Prevention is a key component in protecting your pet, and our team provides helpful tips and instructions to keep your furry friend healthy. From effective flea and tick topical treatments to medications, our team is dedicated to helping your pet stay healthy.
  • Weight Management: One of the main contributors to your pet's overall health is their weight. If your pet has extra weight, it creates unnecessary strain on their joints and muscles, leading to mobility problems. It also impacts their organs, leading to health problems with their glucose levels and issues with their heart, kidneys, and liver. That's why we take the time to check the appropriate weight range for their age and breed to ensure they're within the healthy parameters. We'll answer your questions about their weight and provide guidance on weight management, nutrition, and recommended activities to help your pet stay healthy.

Pet Exams FAQs

You love your pet, and it's normal to have questions about what they need to thrive. That's why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. We are happy to provide the answers and resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your pet's treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about cat and dog wellness exams in Dothan:

How soon should I take my pet to the vet?

We recommend bringing your new pet in for a wellness exam within the first month of adoption, regardless of whether you have a kitten or a senior dog. Our team will evaluate your pet's health so you have the information you need to provide the care your furry friend deserves.

Your pet needs a wellness exam about once a year. If your pet has health problems or needs additional visits so we can monitor their health, our compassionate team will let you know.

Many pets don't like having their teeth and gums touched, so if your pet needs dental care, we'll schedule a specific appointment for the required procedures.

Dog and Cat Wellness Exams in Dothan

Your pet is part of your family, and taking care of their health is a priority. At Care Animal Center, we offer the dog and cat wellness exams your pet needs. Our friendly team is passionate about animals and helping them enjoy a long and full life, which is why we welcome cats, dogs, exotics, and avians, regardless of their age or health. You can trust that we will be gentle with your pet and provide you with full explanations of what treatments they might need and why they need them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Call or Text Us: (334) 794-6333

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M-F: 7:00am-6:00pm
(Appointments: 8:00am-5:00pm)
Sat: 8:30am-10:30am

Saturday: drop-offs & pickups only.