Annual veterinary wellness exams are key to keeping your pet healthy
The most important thing you can do to keep your pet healthy is to bring them to your veterinarian for an annual preventative wellness exam. A preventative wellness exam is not just about making sure your pet’s vaccines are up to date. It is a complete assessment of your pet’s physical and behavioural health. Annual exams benefit pets of all species, not just dogs and cats.
Most animals age much more quickly than humans. In addition, they are very good at hiding signs of disease and pain until their condition is quite advanced. An annual preventative wellness exam will help you to monitor your pet’s health, and prevent and treat health concerns effectively.
How can you and your pet get the most benefit from each annual preventative wellness exam?
This is a perfect time to ask your veterinarian about how to improve your pet’s overall health. Topics to discuss include your pet’s diet and exercise regime, dental care, behaviour concerns, grooming, and parasite prevention. Before your visit, make a note of any changes you have noticed in your pet’s behaviour, appearance, energy levels, urination and bowel movements, and eating and drinking habits. Make sure to inform your veterinarian about anything that concerns you. A diagnostic workup, which may include blood, stool and urine testing, is another great tool for monitoring your pet’s health.
We look forward to working with you to help your pet enjoy a long and healthy life.