Providing regular medical examinations is paramount to your pet’s day to day wellbeing. Regularly scheduled check-ups allow our medical staff to catch potentially serious health issues early, such as diseases, thus preventing costly specialty medical expenses.
We recommend that you bring your pet in for a regular wellness visit once or twice a year, depending on the age and health of your pet.
During a regular visit, you can expect a physical examination consisting of:
The purpose of the physical examination is to reliably and quickly assess the general health of your pet, and to ensure normal physiological functioning. If needed, we can also perform blood and urine and fecal tests, cardiovascular testing, and more.
We recommend a fecal test every six months and a heartworm test annually to check for internal parasites, one of the most common ailments that plague cats and dogs. If you or we notice anything indicative of a possible parasitic issue, we may ask to run additional tests to analyze more.
We also recommend a mental wellbeing examination to assess your pet’s behavior, temperament, and lifestyle, as those factors contribute greatly to an animal’s physical welfare. Stress from excessive loneliness, for example, may eventually manifest as a physical ailment. A mental wellbeing examination will include:
You know your animal the best, and we rely on that information so that we can provide the optimal care for your pet. It is our job to be your best resource for pet health, and in order for us to provide you with quality care, we need your help in the examination room.