FAQS About Your Pet's Exam

Every day, our veterinary professionals at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota answer many questions from pet owners who are anxious about pet exams. In light of this, we have compiled the answers to some frequently asked questions to alleviate your troubles. If your question is not included below, get in touch with our clinic for assistance.

Must I Bring My Pet in for an Exam Every Year?

A comprehensive pet exam is recommended at least once a year to so health conditions that aren't apparent to the pet owners can be diagnosed and addressed. During an examination, our veterinarian will thoroughly assess your pet's hair coat, skin, ears, and eyes to diagnose all underlying health conditions before creating a treatment plan tailored to the needs of your pet.

How Often Does Flea and Tick Prevention Need to be Administered?

Fleas and mosquitos are present throughout the year across Sarasota. Since we have many heartworm incidences in this area, heartworm and flea prevention are paramount. There are many varieties of parasite prevention medicine. Some are administered monthly and others once every several months. Our veterinarian will create the most effective flea and tick prevention regimen possible for your pet.

What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

Vaccines have saved the lives of many animals in Sarasota and play an essential role in preventing the spread of disease among pets. Thanks to proper and effective use of vaccines, some pets who would succumb to specific health conditions are living longer, healthier, and more active lives. Core vaccinations administered to all pets include those for:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Feline calicivirus

There are also non-core vaccines available that will be recommended based on your pet’s environment and lifestyle.

Schedule a Pet Exam with Our Veterinarian in Sarasota 

For more information or to schedule a pet exam, call Bay Road Animal Hospital today at or request an appointment online.