A regular physical examination is just as important for your pet as it is for you. We recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year. Exams for dogs and cats typically include a thorough physical exam, heartworm blood test, complete biochemical and hematologic blood profile to check internal organ function, and a microscopic fecal examination to check for intestinal parasites.
Routine examinations give us an opportunity to develop a picture of your pet’s overall health. Examinations are also essential in spotting problems before they become serious health issues. During an exam, your veterinarian may also talk to you about home healthcare for your pet. An examination is also a good time for your pet to get up-to-date on his or her vaccinations.