At Maple Knoll Veterinary Clinic, preventative care and wellness are a major focal point. Because dogs and cats age much faster than people, they should receive an annual comprehensive examination. Often, we do this at the same time as their vaccinations.
Regularly scheduled wellness exams are so important for your pet’s overall quality of life. During these wellness exams, we often find subtle abnormalities that may otherwise go unnoticed. Identifying such problems early can make an enormous difference in treatment and prognosis as well as the cost of treatment.
Regular vaccinations, testing and prevention of internal parasites and heartworm disease, dental care and a well balanced diet are key elements for the prevention of disease.
Laboratory testing for the early detection of changes in health status are an important means to diagnose blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, infection, cancer, thyroid disease and other hormonal problems. Senior pets should have an annual blood test and urine evaluation to help us identify problems early.