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Giving Your Pet the Best Life You Can
with Pet Wellness Care

Your pet is an important member of your family, and naturally, you want them to have the best life they can with you. One of the best ways to ensure their health and happiness is to bring them to the vet for regular pet wellness care. Annual exams at Dyer Animal Clinic give us a chance to evaluate any health changes so we can catch diseases early, which gives us a better shot at treating them faster and more effectively, too.

Why Your Pet Needs Annual Exams

Your pet ages differently than you do. Yet, instead of thinking about it only in terms of numbers, it is important to think in terms of development. For instance, in their first year of life, a dog and a cat will age approximately 15 human years. That first year is crucial for setting them up for a healthy life. Each subsequent year is a bit less (about 9 human years in their second year, and approximately 4-5 human years each year after that), yet even 4 years is a long time to go without seeing your doctor! With annual exams, we can stay on top of your pet’s aging and address any problems immediately, before they become more serious.

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Care That Grows with Your Pet

A kitten or puppy, of course, needs different care than an older cat or dog, so we tailor our care to suit them as they grow older. Any pet wellness care exam, no matter the age, includes the basic elements of a comprehensive physical, vaccinations if due for a booster, a fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites, and blood work if needed.

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Adult Pets
Senior Pets
Kittens & Puppies

Kittens & Puppies

For kittens and puppies, one main priority is getting them on a vaccination schedule that suits their needs and addresses their risk of certain diseases. Additionally, we may perform deworming to rid them of any intestinal parasite they may have been born with, and we’ll talk to you about starting them on parasite prevention. Nutrition at this age is also a crucial factor in helping your pet grow up healthy.

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Adult Pets

Adult Pets

Adult cats and dogs are generally at their most active and healthiest. Yet, they’ll still need routine vaccinations (typically every 1 or 3 years), as well as fecal tests to check for parasites (yes, even with parasite preventatives!), and a thorough physical to check for any abnormalities.

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Senior Pets

Senior Pets

Seniors are at a vulnerable stage of their lives. Illness can develop quickly, so annual (or bi-annual) exams become even more important. For senior pets, regular blood work can help us establish a baseline for their health so that when any changes do occur, we can recognize it immediately and address the issue. Senior pets also tend to develop age-related problems such as arthritis, sight or hearing loss, as well as changing nutritional needs.

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Nutritional Counseling & Weight Loss Plans

Should you have questions about your pet’s diet or notice any weight gain, we can discuss their diet and create a plan to help them get back to optimal health. Obesity is a major problem for many pets. As they age, their nutritional needs change, and so one diet will not work for them their whole lives! Our expert veterinarians will set your pet on a weight loss plan that includes both dietary changes and exercise.

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Don’t wait – if your pet is due for a wellness exam, call to schedule an appointment today! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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