Why Annual Wellness Checkups are Important

You love your pet, whether it is a new puppy or kitten or a dog you have owned for years. You want your pet to be healthy and live a long life. Part of making sure that this happens is to make sure that your pet gets into the vet at least once a year for vaccinations and a thorough examination. There are some excellent reasons why annual wellness checkups are important.

Early Detection

One of the problems with diagnosing a pet is that they cannot tell you the symptoms they are having. Your pet may be having health problems that you cannot detect on your own. You may believe that your pet is completely healthy, when in reality they may be in the beginning stages of a serious health condition. Annual wellness checkups allow your vet to fully examine your pet and ask you questions about their lifestyle that can give insight into any potential health problems. Early detection of many health conditions in pets can lead to further treatment options. If health problems are found too late, treatment options may be limited.

Vaccinations and Routine Wellness

Your pet requires vaccination boosters on a fairly frequent basis. Young puppies and kittens need multiple vaccinations in the first two years, while older pets need boosters every year or two. These can be taken care of during your annual visit. Routine wellness procedures such as teeth cleanings and nail trimmings can also be done during your annual wellness checkup.

We offer wellness plans for all of our four legged patients. These wellness plans allow you to get your pet’s annual wellness checkup as well as additional office visits as needed throughout the year. Contact us today to get started with a wellness plan for your pet that will keep them healthy for years to come.

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