Veterinary Exam

Veterinary exams allow early detection of health issues and keep us up to date with your pet.

Since dogs and cats aren’t able to speak to us about their health issues, routine veterinary exams allow us to stay up to date with changes in their health. Pet owners are their dogs and cat’s biggest advocates, so we value your perspectives on their health. Veterinary exams also provide you with the opportunity to have all your questions and concerns answered!

Does my healthy dog/cat still need a veterinary exam?

Bringing your dog or cat in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can provide you with the reassurance of their health or aid us in identifying concealed diseases or conditions early on. Early detection can significantly enhance the prognosis of numerous ailments, keeping medical expenses manageable and extending the lifespan of your beloved pet. Often, dogs and cats excel at concealing signs of potential issues, making it easy to miss subtle shifts in their health or behavior. Furthermore, certain diseases may not exhibit any symptoms.

How often should I book veterinary exams?

Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. Since you spend the most time with your pet, you are your dog or cat’s expert, as well as their greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your dog or cat, as well as any other concerns you have.

What do you assess during a wellness exam?

During your dog or cat’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking them from nose to tail. We will also make sure they receive appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We could also recommend that your dog or cat receive dental care. When your dog or cat is nearing their senior years, we often recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup, so we’ll know what’s normal for them. This will enable us to keep track of any changes. To book your dog or cat’s next veterinary exam, contact us at 613-748-9820.

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