Our pets and the animals we care for are ‘silent sufferers’ because they cannot tell us when something is wrong. We may not pick up on subtle signs from our pets that may relate to an illness or disease. In some cases, by the time we recognize overt signs of a disease, the disease has progressed to a stage requiring advanced and costly treatments and may, unfortunately, result in death.
Wellness Exams have been proven to be beneficial in the early detection and treatment of many controllable conditions. Though Wellness Exams can vary, all include a thorough physical exam, checking heart, lungs, teeth, body condition and more. They usually include blood work and sometimes radiography which often shows early clues to developing problems.
Although physical exams are performed, it is sometimes prudent to include routine blood work or other testing. It is also important that animals on alternate or three-year vaccination protocols, as well as senior pets, get yearly wellness exams as it may save your pets life. In some cases, early treatment might be recommended, even a simple change of diet could contribute towards a longer and healthier life for your pet.