Annual vaccinations and 6 month wellness checkups with diagnostic tests can help reassure you that your dog is healthy and help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection improves the prognosis of many diseases, keeps medical expenses down, and helps your dog live longer. Your dog can be very good at hiding signs that something is wrong. Subtle changes in their health or behavior are easily overlooked. Plus, depending on the disease, some dogs don’t show any symptoms. Our Healthier Happier Living Longer Plans for Adults are designed to deal with ALL of this.
Dogs age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial that your dog receives regular exams. Additionally, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.
During your dog’s wellness exam, we perform a physical assessment, checking your dog from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. We also make sure your dog receives annual vaccinations for infectious diseases as well as flea and heartworm preventive recommendations. We perform a diagnostic workup that may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. Your dog’s teeth are examined and a dental care recommendation made. As your dog is nearing the senior years, it is very important to have a baseline exam and diagnostic workup to know what is normal for your dog. This allows us to keep track of any changes.
We have put together several Wellness Plans for the Adult Dogs. We even named them, Healthier Happier Living Longer Plans. These plans cover what you would do on an annual basis plus providing much more. Statistics show that a dog on a wellness program may live an average of over 700 days longer than one not on the same level of care. This means a better quality of life and more time to share with each other !
Because you spend the most time with your dog, you are your dog’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your dog, as well as any other concerns you might have.
Call us today and let us help select the Best Healthier Happier Living Longer Plan for you and your dog! (256) 442-2967.