Wellness Visits and Preventative Care
Every pet should have a yearly examination so their general health and well-being can be evaluated and, if possible, improved. Senior pets over 10 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).
- Review 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.