Annual Exam





The Annual Physical Exam

The annual physical exam is a very important part of your pets health care. During this exam you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have about your pet. The exam covers the overall condition of your pet, eyes, ears and teeth are checked. Then the skin and hair coat are checked for problems and parasites. Chest and abdomen are examined, general joint condition and mobility are also assessed.

Depending on the age of your pet certain tests will be recommended. Very young pets will have parasite check done on a fecal sample. This is done several times in the first year as some parasites that your pets carry can be harmful to people especially young children and anyone who might be immune suppressed. Kittens should also have a blood test for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids.

Dogs over a year of age will have annual Heartworm tests, as well as fecal exams done.

Older pets will have other blood and urine tests recommended to asses their general health as well as screening for early signs of Diabetes, Kidney and Liver diseases.

Prior to surgery all pets should have a pre-anaesthetic blood test performed.