Cat and Dog Wellness Exams
A wellness exam is a routine medical examination of a patient that appears to be healthy. Also referred to as a 'check-up' or 'physical exam', the focus of a wellness visit for pets is to maintain optimal health via prevention or early detection of any possible diseases.
Did you know?
That you should always try to bring a stool (also called 'fecal') sample to every wellness exam? Many patients with parasites will have no noticeable symptoms! In fact, a urine or fecal sample can be the first indicator of an infection or disease that requires immediate treatment. Some intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans, and young children and immunocompromised individuals are most at risk.
Call or stop by and we are happy to provide you with a free urine and/or fecal sample collector.
Cats are masters at hiding disease so even if your cat seems healthy, they should have a wellness exam at least once per year. Weight loss, and abnormalities on the physical exam or blood tests can indicate serious underlying diseases that may otherwise go undiagnosed. Kittens require vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are over 16 weeks old to prevent future diseases such as panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and rabies.
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Healthy adults dogs should be seen annually, while middle to senior aged dogs may need more frequent exams and blood testing. Puppies require vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are over 16 weeks old to prevent diseases such as parvo, distemper, kennel cough, and rabies.
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