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Veterinary Exam

Routine veterinary exams are an opportunity to address changes in your dog or cat’s health.

Help us keep your cats and dogs healthy by bringing them in for regular exams and vaccinations. They age much faster than people, so significant changes in your dog or cat’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early when they’re easier to treat or manage.

What is the impact of early diagnosis on my dog/cat’s health?

Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour could be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some dogs or cats don’t show any symptoms. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your dog or cat has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior dogs and cats, and dogs/cats with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create a wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol, for your dog or cat.

Why do they need routine visits?

Dogs and cats age more quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for them 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 dog or cat’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure they receive appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which could include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We could also recommend that your dog or cat receive dental care.

Why does my senior dog or cat need more frequent visits?

When your dog or cat is nearing their senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup, so we’ll know what’s normal for them. This will enable us to keep track of any changes. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in them, as well as any other concerns you have. To book their next appointment, please contact us at 905-571-3700.

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