Cat & Dog Veterinary Exam

Routine wellness exams to keep you up-to-date about your pet’s health.

Just like we are recommended to have a doctor's checkup every year, the same applies to our loyal companions. Cats and dogs tend to age faster, which means their body and health can go through changes very quickly. Veterinary exams are routine checkups to ensure they are in good health. Younger and older pets may need more frequent visits and exams to address their specific needs at different life stages. 

What happens during a veterinary exam?

We begin a medical assessment by examining your pet's eyes, ears, and skin. Additionally, we thoroughly check their cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We may perform blood, stool, and/or urine tests as necessary to assess your dog or cat's kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands if needed. Depending on your feline or canine's condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (X-rays), ultrasound, cytology, or biopsy to provide a comprehensive evaluation and ensure the best possible care for your beloved companion.

How often should my cat or dog have a veterinary exam?

Adult cats and dogs who are asymptomatic and presumed healthy should have at least one veterinary checkup annually. If your loyal companion has a known illness, your veterinarian will schedule more veterinary exams to monitor their condition. Seniors as well as puppies and kittens should have multiple visits throughout the year. Kittens and puppies need three veterinary exams and senior cats and dogs need at least two. At their ages, their health is unstable and will require close attention. To schedule a veterinary exam for your loyal companion, reach out to us at 705-885-7387.

What will be discussed after the exam?

If our testing reveals a health condition, our team will discuss it in great detail and recommend a treatment plan. Your veterinarian will also create an immunization plan, discuss parasite control/prevention, and provide nutritional recommendations.

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