Lake Cable Animal Hospital - Pet Exams
Routine Pet Healthcare Keeps Your Pet Healthy
Just as regular check-ups to the doctor are important for people, routine veterinary care is critical to the health of your pet.
In addition to feeding and exercising your pet, other aspects of general care are needed to keep your animal healthy throughout its life. These include regular veterinary care for vaccinations, parasite control, and dental care.
Adult dogs should have a complete veterinarian examination at least once a year.
Puppies need veterinary visits usually every 3-5 weeks until they are 4 months old.
Geriatric dogs, older than 7-8 years old, should see their veterinarian twice a year or more frequently because illness is more common in older pets and it can be identified sooner.
The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) emphasizes the benefits of routine care through their national publicity campaign, “Twice A Year For Life”.
The AVMA advises that two annual wellness exams are the best way to ensure that any potentially life-threatening condition is caught early.
What can I expect when I bring my pet in for a well-check?
- Routine blood panels and health screens
- Regular Weigh-Ins
- Listening to the heart and lungs
- Examining ears, eyes, and the pads of your pets paws
Routine animal care impacts the health, quality of life, and longevity of your pet. Contact, Lake Cable Animal Hospital for a recommended wellness program for your pet. Whether you are bringing your animal in for an routine pet examination or a pet emergency, we will treat them as if they are one of our very own.