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Pet wellness exams help your pet stay healthy and enjoy good quality of life. As a pet owner, it's important for you to understand the importance of pet wellness exams. Bringing your pet in to see the veterinarian in Sarasota and Parrish at least once annually can help ensure that your pet will get the care he or she needs to live a longer, more comfortable life. At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we provide dog and cat wellness exams to local pets.
Wellness exams help pets at all different stages. In the first several months, young pets benefit from vaccinations, de-worming services and general checkups to ensure that they are healthy. Pet owners benefit from these appointments as well, because many new pet owners have questions about how to care for their new pet. Visits with the veterinarian are an excellent chance to get coaching on pet ownership, as veterinarians can answer questions about pet diet and behaviors. Young pets need to see the veterinarian several times in the first year to become fully vaccinated.
In middle age, pets need dental care and nutrition counseling to stay healthy and active. Veterinarians check pets for chronic conditions and diseases like diabetes. Most pets also need regular dental cleaning services at this age. Middle-aged pets need to see the veterinarian once annually, unless they have a serious health condition.
By older age, senior pets often need to see the veterinarian twice annually. Older pets are at risk for serious diseases and illnesses like cancer and heart disease. During wellness exams, veterinarians coach pet owners in the best ways to keep their pets healthy at home. For a senior pet, a typical visit to the veterinarian may involve a dental examination and cleaning, blood test, nutrition counseling and a complete physical examination.
Pet wellness exams can be broken down into many different parts. Typical services offered in wellness exam appointments include:
As your pet's veterinarian in Sarasota and Parrish, we can help guide your pet through the many stages of life. Your pet should see the veterinarian at least once per year to maintain good quality of life and good health. To get started with your pet's wellness exam, contact us to make an appointment at (941) 366-1222.