We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives. Regular wellness exams are important to detect problems before they arise. Wellness exams allow for early detection of many conditions such as arthritis, cataracts, dental disease, diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal conditions and other diseases. Through all the years of your pets life, we work hard to ensure they are only given the best care.
The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that your pet have a wellness exam at least once every year. We believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of the life of your pet. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings. During a wellness exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet’s vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings for heart worm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, and more.
Wellness examinations do not necessarily mean that your pet is going to be subjected to complicated or costly medical tests and treatments. This allows us to prevent major health issues from developing undetected and gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy in order to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. A dental health exam and a weight check are always important parts of a wellness exam, and may indicate problems that can progress rapidly and have significant impact on your pet’s overall health.
Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy, and active life.