Regular wellness check-ups are essential for keeping your pet healthy throughout their life. These visits help us build a relationship with your pet and create a baseline for their health, making future visits easier and less stressful.
Newly adopted puppies and kittens should visit the vet as soon as possible, as their young immune systems aren’t fully developed yet. They’ll need a series of vaccinations during their first months to protect them from life-threatening diseases. These initial check-ups are also great for discussing any questions you have about your pet’s nutrition, behavior, and overall care.
Adult dogs and cats should have a wellness check-up every year. Pets are good at hiding signs of illness or injury, so regular exams help us catch issues early. Our veterinarian will perform a thorough nose-to-tail assessment, along with diagnostic tests like blood, fecal, and urine screenings. A dental check-up is also crucial, as most pets over three years old show signs of dental disease, which can lead to serious health problems if left untreated.
Senior pets should visit the vet for wellness check-ups and other tests twice a year. Pets age faster than humans, so early detection and treatment of issues are crucial. Learn more about our geriatric pet services [here].