Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can give reassurance that your dog or cat is healthy or help us uncover hidden diseases and conditions. Early detection improves the prognosis of many diseases, keeps medical costs down, and helps your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms at all.
Dogs and cats age 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/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. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, faecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.
When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a diagnostic workup to establish a baseline normal for your pet. This will provide us with a reference point for future lab work.
Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.