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Proper Pet Care for Overall Pet Health

It’s not easy keeping our pets healthy. After all, dogs and cats are frequently exposed to organisms that can cause disease or illnesses. Even pets that never go outdoors are at risk. What’s more, pets age seven times faster, on average, than people. That means major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. So what’s the best way to protect your best friend?

Wellness exams are designed to help detect, treat and, ideally, prevent health problems before they pose a risk to your pet. As part of the exam, you’ll be asked a variety of questions about your pet’s behaviour, lifestyle, travel history and other factors. This information can then be used to develop an individualized health care program that’s right for your pet.

Exams also review your pet’s vaccination history to determine what vaccinations or boosters might be needed.

Here is a list of some of the most important health screenings for cats and dogs. Additional tests might be recommended, depending on your pet’s health history and other factors.

Adult dogs (1–6 years)

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check
  • Dental health
  • Blood panel (CBC)
  • Chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Chest radiograph
  • Thyroid check

Adult cats (1–6 years)

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check
  • Dental health
  • Blood panel (CBC)

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years)

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Renal disease screen
  • Thyroid check
  • Blood pressure check