Pet Wellness and Preventative Care

Annual Pet Wellness Exams

An Annual Pet Wellness Exam is a medical examination, such as a yearly physical check-up, that is aimed at early detection of disease and helping to ensure a healthy life for your pet. Depending on the breed and size of the pet, the average pet will age about five to seven years for every human year. That means that the health of a 7-year-old terrier is equivalent to that of a 35-year-old human. Because of your pet’s short life span (averaging about 14 years), it is extremely important that your pet receive preventive care at least once per year and twice per year for pets over nine years of age.

What Happens During Your Pet's Wellness Exam?

There are many steps that occur during your pet’s annual wellness exam. A history is taken about the pet’s lifestyle. Next, temperature, pulse and respiration rates are recorded as well as the pet’s weight. Then our veterinarian will perform a head-to-tail exam. The pet’s eyes, ears, mouth, lymph nodes, heart, lungs, abdomen and musculoskeletal system are evaluated and recorded. Any necessary vaccinations are given based on your pet’s lifestyle and the duration of immunity of each vaccine.

Finally, based on the pet’s physical exam and lab work (if performed), our veterinarian will make recommendations meant to achieve and maintain optimal health for your pet.

Annual Pet Wellness Exam

Why Are Wellness Exams Important For My pet?

Pets are genetically wired to hide any illness. Through routine examinations, preventable diseases like obesity, ear infections and dental disease can be addressed, and early screenings for arthritis, diabetes and kidney disease can be performed. The net result of routine wellness exams is early detection and prevention of disease, which means a healthier and longer life for your pet.

Annual Wellness Panel For Preventative Screening

For Your Furry Feline Pet

Feline Quick Fact Check

  • Approximately 1/3 of All Cats Infected with Heartworms Live Indoors ONLY!
  • Did You Know That 1 in 3 Cats Will Develop Kidney Disease?
For Your Family Canine Pet

The Importance of Annual Blood Testing

  • Establish Baseline and Verify Your Pet’s Normal Blood Values
  • Detect The Onset of Diseases Before Physical Symptoms Appear
  • Make Sure Your Pet’s Internal Organ Systems Are Healthy

Pet wellness is all about preventing health problems or catching those problems early. We accomplish this through regular examinations, laboratory testing/screening, preventative medications and lifestyle/nutritional recommendations.

We recommend your pet have annual bloodwork screening after the age of 3 to have baseline values in place and be able to track if any changes occur to catch health issues early giving your loved one the best chance at a healthy life.

Comprehensive Exams • Nutritional Counseling • Vaccinations • In-house Pharmacy
Mail Order Pharmacy • Microchipping • Laser Therapy • Nail trims, expression of anal glands, etc.

Preventative Care

Preventative pet health care programs are an important part of protecting your cat or dog from obtaining a disease or parasite. It is much easier to prevent a health issue for your pet than it is to treat one! We offer multiple options for both heartworm and flea & tick prevention to ensure your pet has the best protection possible.

  • We offer monthly oral & topical heartworm preventatives as well as a 6-month injection to prevent your pet from acquiring heartworms which are spread by mosquitoes.
  • We also offer oral & topical monthly, flea and tick preventative to make sure your loved one does not bring home an infestation!

Did You Know?

  • A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day.
  • Fleas have Olympic-caliber jumping skills.
  • Indoor-only pets are not safe from flea infestations.
  • Your pets can develop an allergy to flea bites.
  • Fleas can transmit diseases that impact humans.
  • Flea infestations can make animals very sick.

If you suspect a flea infestation or your pet exhibits symptoms please contact us and we will help. With all of todays flea and tick products on the market our staff can help you select the safest and best product available for your pet.