Wellness exams are very important in maintaining your pet’s health.
New puppy/kitten exams can identify problems your new pet may have been born with like cleft palate, heart defects and umbilical hernias. This exam can also help determine if your pet has internal parasites, fleas, ear mites and retained deciduous teeth so these problems can be addressed early and improve your pet’s overall health.
Annual Wellness Exams can identify problems that may be just starting, but have not caused any noticeable distress to your pet yet. Conditions often identified at an annual wellness exam can include flea infestations, ear mites, impacted anal glands, obesity or weight loss ,skin diseases and early heart murmurs to name a few.
Geriatric Wellness Exams often include geriatric blood profiling to identify early stage liver, kidney, thyroid and pancreas disease as well as anemia and elevated white blood cell counts. Unfortunately without these blood screenings, internal organ diseases, as mentioned above, typically go unnoticed until they have become advanced. Treatments are more effective when these problems are identified earlier. Other conditions that can be identified include, advanced heart murmurs, weight gain or loss, arthritis, degenerative joint disease and dental disease.