Our veterinarians recommend at least two wellness exams per year for dogs after the age of seven. These tests allow us to detect the conditions that lead to illness early, before they become reason for concern.
Early detection of disease is especially important in older dogs; they often have weakened immunity and are more prone to disease. Older pets can face weight and mobility changes, arthritis, kidney, heart, and liver disease, organ failure, and other difficult conditions. Ask one of our staff members about "wellness program" screenings for older animals to ensure that your dog lives a long and happy life.
The examination will include the same tests as our comprehensive preventative check-up including a physical, heartworm blood testing, internal and external parasite treatment, and immunizations. In addition, our veterinarian may recommend further diagnostic testing such as blood tests for the evaluation of the major metabolic pathways, EKGs to evaluate the heart, and radiographs.
Please also feel free to bring in additional questions or concerns about your pet's health that you would like to address.