Wellness Visits and Preventative Care

 

CatAndSharkEvery pet should have a yearly examination so their general health and well-being can be evaluated and, if possible, improved.  Senior pets (cats and dogs over 7 years of age) should be seen twice yearly.  An annual examination often includes the following:

  • Complete physical examination.

  • Evaluation of body condition score and discussion of your pet’s current diet.

  • Administration of vaccines (if needed).

  • DogsWithToysReview of home dental care for pets with early signs of dental issues.

  • Discussion of any concerns.

  • Heartworm test (for dogs) and fecal examination (for dogs and cats).

  • Review of current heartworm and flea/tick prevention.

  • Screening blood testing and urinalysis for senior pets.

  • Nail trimming as needed.

Wellness examinations are a great way to keep your pet healthy!  By identifying ways to keep your pet fit and happy, we can prevent many diseases or, if we identify a problem, start treatment before your pet feels sick.