Veterinary Exam

Regular check-ups ensure your pet stays healthy for their entire life.

Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup maintains their health and helps us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. Plus, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms at all. If you want to ensure your pet is healthy, contact us at 705-692-4446.

Why does my dog or cat require veterinary exams?

Dogs and cats age quicker than humans, so it is more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, as well as kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

What happens during a veterinary exam for dogs and cats?

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We may perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.

When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for them. This will enable us to keep track of changes.

How often should dogs and cats have veterinary exams?

The typical guideline is an annual wellness checkup. However, certain pets, such as seniors and puppies/kittens, require additional veterinary attention. Seniors should have bi-annual checkups due to their susceptibility to diseases, while kittens and puppies should have three visits within a year.

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