Just like humans, your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. No matter the age of your pet, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a physical examination and develop a continuous health profile for your pet. Over time, these exams will help us diagnose health issues that may arise
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. During the visit, we’ll discuss your pet’s appetite, behavior, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. We’ll use this time to get your pet caught up on any vaccinations and discuss any changes in your life that could affect your pet. We’ll also use these wellness examinations to discuss any information that can help detect early signs of health problems or disease. When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, the best offense is a good defense.
We understand that taking your pet to the veterinarian while nothing is wrong can seem tedious, but it gives us time to make sure they feel great. These meetings are also an excellent time to discuss any questions you may have about their diet, lifestyle, behaviour, and any other questions you may have – no matter how big or small.
These wellness examinations allow us to establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about their lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other relevant information. This is important because your pet cannot tell us how they are feeling.
However, there are many disease states that can only be identified through other means, such as blood, urine, and fecal testing. Dogs and cats age much faster than humans, and the organ systems can deteriorate at a much faster rate. In addition to annual wellness exams, we offer wellness testing packages at a significant discount to promote and provide happier and longer lives for our pets. As mentioned, yearly checkups and physical examinations are essential to the health and well-being of pets, but so are internal exams. Internal exams require bloodwork, urine, and feces to check your pet’s internal organs and to test for internal parasites. Yearly wellness checks give a complete picture of your pet’s health because pets can’t talk, so these tests give a voice to any internal problems. Regular testing leads to earlier detection of disease and treatment for otherwise undetected conditions, we also establish baselines values that allow us to track results and predict disease. Some of these early aging signs are often only detectable with regular wellness testing. When we detect problems earlier we can begin therapies sooner that can help make your pet feel better and live longer.
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Canine Wellness Package
Feline Wellness Package
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Call us to schedule your pet’s wellness testing today at 519-696-3102