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. And, 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.
Ideally, we recommend pets 1-4 years old get a physical exam once a year. During the exam, the Doctor's will examine the pet's general health and suggest any diagnostics to be done (blood work, urinalysis, fecal, chiropractic adjustments, titer testing, etc) to check for parasites or underlying diseases. We strongly encourage your pets to have proper dental care by brushing their teeth, suggesting proper chew toys, and a healthy diet. When a dog/cat turns 5, they become "Middle Aged" and it's between 5-9 years of age should they come in every 6 months for a physical examination.
Because you spend the most time with your pet, 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.
Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our adult wellness program in more detail