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3 Reasons to Schedule an Annual Check Up for Your Pet

New pet exams and annual check-ups are essential if you want to make sure your pet stays healthy and happy. Pets cannot always tell us when something is wrong, so an annual visit to the vet is a good idea to ensure they are in good health. During an annual check-up, the vet will go over their shot record and give them a thorough physical exam to see if there are any abnormalities. If there are, treatment can begin immediately.

Keep Their Shot Record Up to Date

Maintaining a current and up to date shot record is important for all your pets. Puppies and adult dogs and cats should receive their shots according to the specific schedule for each type of vaccine. Most communities require that all dogs receive their vaccines every year and that the owner maintain an accurate and up to date shot record at all times. If you are unsure of when your pet should receive its shots, your vet can help you find the answer.

Check for Any Abnormalities

During an annual check-up, your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination. They will go over your pet very closely looking for any signs of disease or injury. In most cases, your pet will be fine with no issues to report. On the rare occasion that your vet does find something wrong, they will be able to begin treatment immediately and hopefully prevent any long-lasting issues from affecting your pet’s health.

Proper Development

When dealing with puppies or kittens, a new pet exam will be performed to ensure they are developing and growing properly. Your vet may recommend a special food or vitamin supplement to ensure they are getting everything they need to keep growing as they should. Your vet will also provide you with tips on training your new pet to the litter box or to go outside.

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New pet exams and annual checkups are an essential part of owning a pet. Dr. Keshava Eega and the staff of Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital & Grooming are available to answer any questions you may have about pet care and the importance of annual check-ups. Riverview FL residents can call the office to schedule an appointment. New patients should call (813) 670-8881 while existing patients should use 813-374-9456 .

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Meet Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!