After your pet’s first year of age has passed, he or she is already the human equivalent of a 24 year old! Each subsequent calendar year that passes is on average, about four years physiologically for your pet. That’s why there can be significant physical changes in your pet’s health from year to year.
We believe as your pet’s doctors, a thorough annual physical exam is central to the preventive health care we can provide for your pets as they move from youth to maturity. We take the time to examine your pet’s heart, lungs, eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin, coat, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems. During the exam we will also address any questions about nutrition, behavior, or other pet health care concerns. Early recognition of potential health problems can go a long ways towards improving and extending the quality of life your pet will enjoy.
A thorough physical exam allows us to detect (and treat) diseases such as:
- Dental Disease – Including tooth decay, gingivitis, and tartar buildup.
- Benign and malignant cancers – Including mammary tumors, skin masses and abdominal tumors.
- Ear infections
- Heart disease
Early detection is the key to successfully treating and/or curing many of these ailments.
We will also recommend appropriate vaccinations to immunize and protect your pet from serious and contagious diseases as a part of the complete wellness exam for your pet.
We also offer and administer microchip identification.