Regular wellness exams are essential for keeping your furry family member healthy. In addition to a thorough physical exam, your pet’s annual wellness visit includes lab work to monitor internal organ function, and screening for parasitic infections, such as heartworm disease and intestinal parasites. We update your pet’s core vaccines, and discuss other vaccines they may need to remain healthy, based on their lifestyle and environment.
As pets age, their bodies change, and they are more likely to develop conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and organ failure. After age 7, when your furry family member is considered a senior pet, more comprehensive lab work is performed annually to monitor their health, in order to detect diseases early, when treatments can be more effective. After 10 years of age, we recommend biannual exams and lab work to keep your aging pet in tip-top shape.