Keeping Pets Healthy with Preventive Care
As your pet moves through the different life stages, you will want to make sure he or she is staying happy, healthy, and active. The best way to ensure good health in pets is through routine wellness exams. We recommend most pets come to see us every six months.
What to Expect at Your Pet's Wellness Exam
- Physical exam—Nose-to-tail examination of your pet's physical condition
- Dental exam—A close-up look at your pet's teeth and gums, essential to overall health
- Vaccination updates, as needed
- Blood work, if indicated
- Discussion of nutrition, behavior issues, and any other topic you would like to talk to your vet about
When you bring your pet for a checkup, be sure to tell us anything out of the ordinary about your pet's behavior, as well as any medications you are giving your pet.
The Pet Owner's Role
As the primary guardian for your pet, you have the most continuous contact and close relationship with your pet. The observations you are able to make and the information you can share about changes in behavior, diet, and mood are extremely valuable. We encourage you to share any observations you have with us so that we can provide your pet with the most appropriate care. Your contribution may result in the early diagnosis of a developing condition, allowing us to treat it before it becomes more serious.