A routine vet care is crucial regarding the lifelong care of your beloved pet companion. But how often should you take your pooch or kitty to the veterinarian? Call Alexander Animal Hospital at 410-777-8678 to book a pet wellness exam today!
Preventive Veterinary Care for Your Pet
Taking your pet to us for a routine pet wellness exam is like taking them to a physical. As with people, how often your pet should have a physical checkup depends on your pet’s lifestyle, age, and overall health. Annual wellness exams are usually recommended for healthy adult dogs. Still, pups, kittens, senior animals, and animals with underlying medical conditions benefit from frequent exams. This is to prevent severe conditions from worsening.
How Often Does Your Pet Pal Need a Pet Checkup?
Yearly wellness exams are recommended for healthy, active adult dogs or cats between 1-7 years old. A pet wellness exam is an annual physical pet checkup that is done while your pet seems completely healthy. During a checkup, your veterinarian will search for early signs of illness or other problems like joint pain. Also, your vet will administer any necessary vaccines or speak to you about your pet’s diet and nutritional requirements. And possibly recommend the appropriate parasite protection.
Moreover, if your veterinarian detects any signs of health problems, they will complete diagnostic testing to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan suitable for your dog or cat. At Alexander Animal Hospital, we perform our lab services and diagnostics; this means less waiting and quicker results.
Wellness Examinations for Senior Animals
Since many animal diseases and injuries are prevalent in older pets, we recommend taking your senior pet to a vet every 6 months. If you have a senior pet, we’ll be able to let you know often they should receive a pet wellness exam and routine pet care. Do you have an interest in using our services for your cat’s or dog’s veterinary needs? Contact our office today!
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.