Your pet ages more quickly than you do so your veterinarian should examine your dog or cat a least once a year. Taking your pet to the vet once a year is the same as if you were to see your doctor every 6 to 8 years. Vaccinating your pet against disease is one of the best tools of preventative veterinary medicine and will keep them healthy and happy. How often your pet should be vaccinated depends on many factors such as breed, age, lifestyle, use etc. Core vaciines for dogs are distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus and rabies virus. For cats core vaccines are feline panleukopenia, herpesvirus, calicivirus and rabies virus. Other vaccines may be appropriate based on where you live and risk of exposure.
We provide complete diagnostic and wellness services for your adult pet including but not limited to: blood testing, fecal testing, and urine testing. Your personal yearly check up at your medical doctor is likely to include these tests and so should your pet’s yearly exam. Every year we detect many disease processes in apparently ‘normal’ adult animals. The results help us address problems in the early stages. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer healthier life.
Your veterinarian should see your pet whenever they exhibit any of the following signs: