One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is for them to have an annual physical exam! Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet to listen, look and feel for any subtle changes in their physical health. As animals grow older, they become more susceptible to developing health problems, many of which can be managed through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.
Vaccination is the best way to give your dog an effective protection against many dangerous diseases. Over the last decades, vaccination has made some diseases go from common to rare, and the canine population much healthier. It saves pet owners worry, heartache and money by protecting their pet from becoming sick or even dying from these infections. How do vaccines work? A vaccine contains a small part of the killed or inactivated virus or bacteria that we want your dog to be protected against. After your pet is vaccinated, their immune system reacts by producing antibodies specific to this virus or bacteria. These antibodies will remain for a variable period of time depending on the virus or bacteria involved, and the type of vaccine, hence the need for booster vaccines at different time intervals. Although vaccines are not 100% effective, they are the best way to protect dogs from many viral and bacterial infections.
Wellness testing helps us keep healthy pets healthier for longer! Wellness testing allows us to identify organ insufficiency and diseases early on. A simple change in diet, the addition of a supplement or the right medication can often be enough to slow down, stop or even reverse existing damage well before your pet is noticeably sick.