We recommend yearly wellness and preventive care visits for all cats and dogs. During each checkup, we weigh your pet, perform a nose-to-tail examination, look inside the mouth, and listen to their heart. On a routine basis, these simple steps provide information that can reveal fluctuations over time that might warrant further investigation.
Our goal is to catch illness and disease early on to optimize outcomes for your pet. A wellness visit is also the perfect time to discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health or behavior.
Without question, vaccines are critical, but they need to be administered responsibly. We recommend as few vaccines as possible and use them through their duration. For example, if we give your pet a 3-year rabies vaccine, they won’t receive another rabies vaccine until three years have passed. That’s just the right way to do it.
We can recommend a vaccine schedule for your pet based on their age, breed, size, and individual lifestyle and needs.
We strongly recommend annual dental cleanings under general anesthesia as part of your pet’s overall preventive care plan. Your pet’s dental hygiene can impact so many other aspects of their health that we feel an annual dental exam is every bit as important as an annual wellness visit.