Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due.
Vaccinations play a crucial role in effective wellness care. They protect your pet against a wide array of preventative and deadly diseases, and your Garden Valley vet can advise you which shots your best friend needs and when.
Core vaccines for dogs include those that guard against:
- Distemper virus
- Bordatella (for kennel cough)
- Canine influenza (non-core vaccine)
Core vaccines for cats include:
- Panleukopenia virus
- Feline leukemia
Has it been more than a year since your pet came to see us or had a thorough physical exam? Call 970-674-5105 today!