Pet Wellness Exams
Keeping Your Pets Happy & Healthy
Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.
Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.
What Wellness Exams Include
During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care. When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.
Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
Puppy / Kitten Wellness Exams
Our puppy and kitten wellness programs are designed to help get your puppy or kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your pets’ development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.
Congratulations on your new family member we look forward to meeting them!
Senior Wellness Exams
As your dog or cat grows older, changes begin to take place in their bodies that can affect their overall health, well-being, and comfort. All of us here at Louisburg Veterinary Hospital are here to help you and your pet prepare for the transition to their senior years.
Early medical detection and treatment of diseases in your senior pet can only be accomplished through regular examinations and screening tests, so we encourage you to bring your senior pet in for preventive care twice a year to keep them as healthy as possible. Please call us if you begin to notice any signs of age-related health problems in your dog or cat.