The best care you can give your pet includes regular veterinary examinations. A complete physical exam by your veterinarian may find potentially serious conditions before they even affect your pet. A typical examination evaluates your pet’s teeth, ears, eyes, heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and lymph nodes. These examinations are needed more frequently for puppies and kittens as well as for senior pets. For pets 5 years and older, periodic laboratory testing is an invaluable part of health monitoring. Diabetes, early kidney problems, low-grade infections, and many cancers can often be found through laboratory testing. Our records show that XXX percent of our examinations of supposedly healthy animals have medical problems when we do our wellness exam lab testing.
Hypertension is now considered a significant health concern for pets. As a result, at our hospitals evaluating a pet’s blood pressure has become a standard part of the middle aged and older pet’s exam.
We welcome pet owners who would like a second opinion of their pet’s diagnosis or condition to visit our hospitals, and we will gladly address any concerns about the pet’s current treatment and care.