North Palm Beach Pet Wellness Exams
Services to Keep Your Pet Happy & Healthy
After completing a yearly or semi-annual comprehensive physical examination, our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle to determine the risk of potential disease.
We have three specially designed wellness programs:
- Puppy and kitten wellness (the first year of life) – Your young dogs and cats deserve extra attention and care, and our puppy and kitten wellness programs provide the advice you need. Our veterinarians not only check your puppy or kitten to make sure he or she is growing right, but we share our best practices for raising healthy pets that live long healthful lives.
- Junior wellness (1 to 7 years of age) – For dogs and cats that are less than seven years of age, junior wellness provides our veterinarians with an important baseline set of results from key diagnostic tests. As time goes on, we compare new results with the old to uncover hidden changes in your pet’s health.
- Senior wellness (greater than 7 years of age) – Older pets need special tests and exams to catch age-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, Cushing’s, and others. In addition to the detailed physical exam, diagnostic blood work, and urine testing, our veterinarians may also recommend an ultrasound, electrocardiograph (ECG), or radiographs (x-rays).
Why Is a Wellness Blood Screen Important to Your Pet?
More than 10% of pets brought to veterinary clinics for checkups have some type of underlying disease or abnormality. Many of these pets appear normal upon physical examination, and their abnormalities would go undetected without a wellness screening – a blood test designed to detect these silent problems. Early detection of disease is key. Once a problem has been identified, we can make appropriate treatment recommendations at a point when treatment will make the most difference. Often, a simple diet change is all that’s needed to avoid major health problems.
Our staff can perform a blood test designed to detect these silent problems that will check your pet’s liver, kidneys, electrolytes, minerals, and blood sugar. We usually have the results in 24 hours.
Remember, early diagnosis means better disease management and prevention. Leading to a longer, happier life for your pet.
We Love Senior Pets
Dogs and cats over the age of seven are seniors and need special attention. They are at risk for the development of cancer, diabetes, and other serious medical conditions. Often these conditions come on gradually, and owners may not detect the ongoing discomfort they can cause. To keep your pets feeling their best, we recommend twice-yearly checkups along with diagnostic testing to check for common geriatric disorders.
Today, new pharmaceuticals, better nutrition, and preventive veterinary care are helping pets live longer than just a few decades ago. Although senior pets may not have the energy of their youth, they still have plenty of love and companionship to offer. Make sure your pet’s senior years are happy and healthy by providing the extra attention and veterinary care needed.
Call Village Animal Clinic today at (561) 899-9359 to schedule a wellness exam for your pet.