Adult Pet Wellness
Bringing in your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup will help keep furry friend is happy and healthy and keep us alert for the hidden diseases that aren’t as obvious to detect.
This early detection of disease, makes it easy and economical to treat while helping your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.
Dogs and cats age 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.
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 other preventives as needed. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, faecal, 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.
Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have. A stitch in time saves nine.
Call the 16th Avenue Animal Hospital, your vet in Markham today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.