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Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior citizen, or any age in between, preventative examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet's health and quality of life.
A preventative examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet's major organ systems. We'll use the preventative care visit to ask you questions about your pet?s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a preventative examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
What is involved in preventative care?
- comprehensive physical exam
- interenal parasite exam
- heartworm and tick borne diseases check
- preventative bloodwork
- heartworm and flea/tick prevention
- vaccinations (if needed) tailored to your pet's lifestyle
Why does my pet need preventative bloodwork?
Since our pets can not talk to us we often do not know when something is wrong. Preventative bloowork and testing can help us detect something before it becomes a major problem. Our bloodwork panels can detect infection, anemia, inflammation, blood disorders, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreas problems, and thyroid disorders. Catching a disease early can make all the difference, adding years to your pet's life.