Dog and Puppy Exams What To Expect

At Silicon Valley Pet in Santa Clara, we understand that your dog's health and well-being are of utmost importance to you. Regular veterinary exams play a crucial role in ensuring that your furry friend stays happy and healthy throughout their life. Whether you have a playful puppy or a beloved senior dog, scheduling routine exams with a veterinarian near you is essential for proactive pet care.

The Importance of Dog and Puppy Exams

Regular dog and puppy exams are vital for monitoring your pet's overall health and detecting any potential issues early on. During these appointments, our veterinarians conduct a thorough physical examination to assess your dog's overall condition, including their weight, body condition, coat and skin health, dental health, and more. These exams also provide an opportunity to discuss your pet's diet, exercise routine, behavior, and any concerns you may have.

What To Expect During a Dog or Puppy Exam

When you bring your dog or puppy to Silicon Valley Pet for an exam, you can expect a warm welcome from our caring team. Your veterinarian will begin by reviewing your pet's medical history and discussing any specific concerns or observations you have noticed. The physical examination will then proceed, focusing on various aspects of your dog's health, such as:

  • Checking vital signs, including heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature
  • Examining the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth for signs of infection or other abnormalities
  • Palpating the abdomen to assess organ function and detect any lumps or abnormalities
  • Evaluating joint mobility and muscle tone
  • Assessing overall demeanor and behavior

Promoting Preventive Care

In addition to the physical examination, your veterinarian may recommend preventive measures such as vaccinations, parasite control, dental care, and nutrition counseling based on your dog's individual needs. These proactive measures are essential for maintaining your dog's health and preventing common health issues.

Schedule a Dog or Puppy Exam Today

Ensure the health and well-being of your canine companion by scheduling a dog or puppy exam at Silicon Valley Pet in Santa Clara. Our experienced veterinarians are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance to help your dog live a long, happy, and healthy life. Contact us at (408) 248-3844 to book an appointment with a veterinarian near you. Let us be your partner in proactive pet care and wellness.


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What our patient say

  • "My dog Buster was in pain and wasn’t acting like himself. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gill ASAP. He did a remarkable job during the initial exam to diagnose the problem and recommend additional treatments/services to relieve the pain Buster was in. After doing X-rays and blood work it was determined my little guy was suffering from intervertebral disc disease."
  • "This place was awesome. They took such good care of my giant Rottweiler during an emergency. They even called the next day to check up on her. The price was reasonable too. Went back again and the treatment was great yet again. Love that they stay open late and open everyday. So convenient. Thanks guys for treating my girl as is she was family!"
  • "I’m planning to travel with my baby cat. In order to do that she has to do a Rabies Neutralization Antibody Testing from certified lab. I was lucky to reach out Dr. Gill. He explained to me throughly and helped me to get it done. I would recommend Dr. Gill to everyone who needs professional and friendly help on their loved pets."
  • "I’m very happy with the service and prices of the Silicon Valley Pet Clinic. I have gotten quotes from other vets around and SVPC offers the best value! I took my dog in to get some growths removed and get this teeth cleaned."
  • "My 16 yr old cat Pete had some green discharge coming from his eye. I recently brought a feral kitten in to care for that my cousin found. I figured that Pete probably got scratched in the eye from the little guy."
  • "I was very nervous to have her spayed, especially after going through an episode of Giardia. She has been dealing with poop that is not consistent and we are doing some probiotic treatment."