The foundation for the best chance of a long and healthy life for your pet is a routine examination by a veterinarian. Considering that your pet ages 5-7 years for every human year, an exam every 6 months is the equivalent of you going to the doctor only every 3 years – and with the accelerated effects on pets, a lot can happen between visits!
Bringing your pet in for biannual diagnostics and wellness checkups 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.