WHAT IS A CLINICAL EXAMINATION?
A clinical examination is a routine medical examination of a dog who appears healthy, as opposed to an examination of a dog who is ill. A clinical examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a clinical examination is the maintenance of optimal health.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY DOG HAVE A CLINICAL EXAMINATION?
The answer to this question depends on your dog’s age and current health status. During early puppyhood wellness exams are recommended on a monthly basis, while for the average adult dog annual clinical examinations are the norm, and for middle aged, senior, and geriatric dogs, semi-annual examinations are recommended.
WHAT WILL WE CHECK DURING A CLINICAL EXAMINATION?
During a routine wellness examination, your veterinarian will ask you questions about your dog’s diet, exercise, thirst, breathing, behaviour, habits, elimination patterns (i.e., bowel movements and urination), lifestyle, and general health. Your veterinarian will also perform a physical examination of your dog. Based on your pet’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian will then make recommendations for specific preventive medicine treatments such as vaccination, parasite control (including preventive treatments for fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and heartworm), nutrition, skin and coat care, joint health, weight management, or dental care. In addition, your veterinarian will discuss your dog’s individual circumstances and decide whether any other life-stage or lifestyle recommendations would be appropriate.
Bulldog Veterinary Care
It's hard to find a vet that truly understands Bulldog health however we can assure you our love and devotion to the breed is like no other.
How did we become so famous with the bulldog breeds? Well there is a simple answer for this! We were simply taught by the best!
We have been famous for years when it comes to Cherry eyes in bulldogs as it's very common. Pet owners have been travelling to us from all over the county for years for our cherry eye services and now BOAS operations.
Our cherry eye surgery is known for being extremely affordable and effective.
Tudor House’s popularity is forever growing and we are becoming increasingly famous for our BOAS surgery.
We take pride in the ability to take care of these issues and surgery on a daily basis.
It’s important to know that having a vet that has a lot of experience with brachycephalic breeds is extremely important when choosing to own this type of breed.
Pet X Ray Services
Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging
X-rays are a valuable tool for diagnosing animal health problems when an external examination is not enough. The process is painless, and when pets are calm and cooperative, it can be performed without sedation, although sedation can be administered if needed. At Tudor House Animal Care, digital X-rays provide our experienced veterinarians with clear and accurate images immediately, for a fast and precise diagnosis of your pet’s health problems.
Radiology provides us with a safe, non-invasive way to observe your pet’s internal physiology. X-rays can be used to diagnose:
- Hip and elbow scoring under the BVA hip and elbow dysplasia scheme
- Diagnosing fractures, osteoarthritis, several causes of lameness and congenital limb deformities
- Diagnose conditions affecting the chest like pulmonary metastases or cardiac disease
- Diagnose conditions affecting the abdomen like masses, gastric torsion, foreign body ingestion, and bladder stones.
- Diagnosing conditions that affect organs such as the heart, lungs and liver
X-Rays for Precise Puppy Count
There are lots of moments of anticipation when your girl is pregnant. One of those big moments is confirming the pregnancy with ultrasound and Likely the biggest moment of anticipation is finding out how many puppies you’re expecting. An accurate puppy count makes the whelping process easier for the breeder- since you should know when you’re finished.
At Tudor House, we recommend performing x-rays as opposed to ultrasound to get accurate puppy counts. There are many pros and cons to each, but one of the advantages of X-rays is accuracy of the litter count, and lower costs for the owner.
Some of the other advantages of X-rays is we can compare fetus size to the size of the pelvic canal, and the fetus positions. If the puppies (usually their heads) are too large, the dam will have a hard time whelping. If so, we can discuss the options for an elective c-section.
X-rays most often give us an exact count of the litter!
We recommend performing a radiograph puppy count between 55 and 58 days of gestation.
With every C section performed at Tudor House an automatic X-ray will be performed just before your surgery commences.
What does that mean to you?
Your girls X-ray will show a detailed picture of each and every puppy that she’s carrying, giving you an accurate puppy count at no extra cost.