We all love our pets and want to do whatever is necessary to ensure a long and healthy life for them. Our hospital offers a range of wellness and preventative health services to meet your pet’s needs.
Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. Depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.
Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.
During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. Your veterinarian may recommend a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, urine, and yearly fecal tests to check for parasites or underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.
We know that because you spend the most time with your pet, that you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
The bottom line is you know your pet best, if you’re concerned, we’re concerned. Just ask!!