Preventive Care

PREVENTIVE CARE

Our annual wellness exams will provide your pet with a thorough examination, which will help diagnosis current problems, inform us of any developing problems or just provide us with your pet’s baseline (normal) findings for future reference. These findings will aid us in making recommendations on how to improve your pet’s health and life’s longevity. Listed below is the complete breakdown of what is included in each annual wellness exam:

DOG WELLNESS EXAM CHECKLIST

ADULT DOGS

**small/medium dogs: 1-7 years** **large/giant breeds: 1-6 years**

COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM CBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL
VACCINATIONS URINALYSIS
PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK HEARTWORM CHECK
DENTAL EXAM
SENIOR

**small/medium dogs: 7-12 years** **large/giant breeds: 6-9 years**

INCLUDES ADULT WELLNESS +
CHEST/ABD RADIOGRAPHS ARTHRITIS CHECK
THYROID CHECK ULTRASOUND SCAN
GERIATRIC

**small/medium dogs: 13+ years** **large/giant breeds: 10+ years**

INCLUDES ADULT/SR WELLNESS +
GLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM EKG

CAT WELLNESS EXAM CHECKLIST

ADULT CATS (1-6 years)
COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM CBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL
VACCINATIONS URINALYSIS
PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK HEARTWORM CHECK
DENTAL EXAM
SENIOR CATS (7-12 years)
INCLUDES ADULT WELLNESS +
THYROID CHECK GLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM
OSTEOARTHRITIS CHECK RENAL DISEASE SCREEN
CHEST/ABD XRAY
ULTRASOUND SCAN
GERIATRIC CATS (13+ years)

INCLUDES ADULT/SR WELLNESS +
RENAL/LIVER/DIABETES SCREEN
EKG


COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM-

**basic eyes, ears and nose exam
**dental exam (checking for the presence of gingivitis, growths, tartar build up, etc.)
**skin (including hair coat and for the presence of growths)
**musculoskeletal problems (signs of pain in the joints or back, etc.)
**check weight (for underweight or obesity)
**auscultation of the heart and lungs.

CBC/CHEMISTRY PANEL-

**CBC provides information on the amount of red blood cells (RBCs) present in the blood (used to diagnose anemia) and white blood cells (WBCs) which may indicate infection. The chemistry panel is used to evaluate your pet’s major organs (ie. kidneys, liver, pancreas etc). 1
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URINALYSIS-

**The urine contains by-products from many organs such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Abnormal levels of these by-products can indicate diseases including diabetes, liver and kidney disease.1
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PARASITE (FECAL) CHECK-

**Internal parasites are very common to your pets. A large percentage of puppies and kittens have internal parasites because they are transmitted from their mother. Adult dogs and cats can also acquire parasites from contaminated feces, dirt or water. Without periodically checking your pet for these parasites, your pet may be at risk for underdevelopment, malnourishment, and even death!

HEARTWORM CHECK-

**A yearly heartworm test (can be run in-house using a small blood sample) should be performed, even if your pet has been on heartworm prevention. If your pet misses their monthly prevention for more than one month, he/she should have the heartworm test performed, to assure they had not been exposed during the lapse in prevention.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK-

**monitors for high blood pressure (hypertension), which is common in certain diseases, ie. kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, seizures, congestive heart failure etc.

GLAUCOMA/FUNDIC EXAM-

**Glaucoma test is used for determining the presence of high intraocular pressure within the eye that may cause subsequent vision loss. **Fundic exam is a complete examination of the retina, optic nerve and vessels.

CHEST/ABD XRAY-

**able to view 2-view images of the heart (size & shape), lungs, ribs, spinal vertebrae, trachea, esophagus, and abdominal organs for any abnormalities.

EKG-

**measures the heart rate and the electrical impulses of the heart for signs of heart enlargements or diseases.

ULTRASOUND-

**a noninvasive means of viewing internal organs and tissue