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.
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.
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.
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.