Annual Wellness

Wellness exams are created to help detect, treat and, hopefully, prevent health problems before they cause a problem to your pet. As part of the exam, you will be asked a variety of questions about your pet’s behavior, lifestyle, nutrition, travel history and other factors. This information can then be used to develop an individualized health care program, including a vaccination schedule tailored specifically for your pet.

Many pet owners are not aware that taking a dog or cat to the veterinarian once a year is the same as a person seeing their doctor or dentist once every seven years. Because dogs and cats age seven times faster, on average, than people, significant health changes such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease, metabolic problems and other serious conditions can occur in a short amount of time. It is recommended that pets have a wellness exam at least annually so that veterinarians have the opportunity to detect, treat or, ideally, prevent problems before they become life-threatening.

Here is a list of some of the most important health screenings for cats and dogs. Additional tests might be recommended, depending on your pet’s health history and other factors.

Immunizations, Heartworm check, Parasite Check, Chemistry Panel, Complete Blood Count, Urinalysis, Osteoarthritis check, Dental health, Chest radiographs, Thyroid check, Blood pressure check, Renal disease screen.