Since the life span of a dog or cat is only a fraction of your own, a yearly wellness exam is crucial to preventive health care. Early diagnosis of health issues can lead to a longer and happier life for your pet. A thorough physical examination, vaccinations, and internal parasite checks are part of most well-pet visits.
Based on the veterinarian’s findings, recommendations are given to improve your pet’s health. We make recommendations for:
- Nutrition for optimal weight and body condition
- Parasite control including selection of the best product for your pet’s needs
- Minor behavioral concerns
- Specific therapies for problems found during the exam
Older pets often benefit from more in-depth wellness testing, which may include sampling for cell counts, and blood chemistries to assess the function of internal organs such as liver and kidneys; or endocrine functions such as thyroid. Urinalysis is usually included as a simple yet very informative test.