Preventative Care and Pet Wellness Asheville, NC
Everyone wants their pets to live long and healthy lives. Many pet owners are not aware that taking a dog or cat to the veterinarian once a year is the same as a person seeing their doctor once every seven years. We recommend talking with your veterinarian and determining a schedule of pet wellness visits that is right for you and the animals under your care.
The Importance of Pet Wellness Check Ups
Veterinarians recommend scheduling wellness exams annually or biannually depending on the age of your pets. When pets are younger or aging, they should be examined more frequently. A typical wellness exam will include:
- Pet Health History
- Full Scan for Abnormalities
- Measuring Vital Signs
- Stethoscope Exam of Heart and Ears
- Eye Exam
- Blood Tests
- Thyroid Evaluation
- Tests for Heartworms and Other Parasites
Preventative Care is Important for the Long-term Health of Your Pets
When your pets are regularly examined at Avery Creek Pet Hospital, your veterinarian will be able to identify potential health issues early and recommend a plan of action. You know your pet’s behaviors, likes and dislikes better than anyone. Your family veterinarian will know your pet’s health better than anyone.
When your vertinarian has a a relationship with your pets, he or she will be more likely to identify abnormalities in their health and wellness. Prevention and early detection is the key to recovering from obesity, arthritis, heart disease, metabolic issues, cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening health issues.
Pet Wellness and Preventative Care Asheville, NC
At Avery Creek Pet Hospital, we have an experienced and skilled team of family veterinarians, as well as a fully functional pet hospital and surgery center. Contact us, we would be happy to discuss how we can help your pets live the healthy lives they deserve.