The physical exam gives your pet’s doctor the opportunity to assess the patient’s overall health and identify any concerns as early as possible. This meeting also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health.
This article, provided by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, explains the importance of the physical exam for your adult dog.
At this visit we also recommend that your dog is tested for parasites such as intestinal worms, heartworm and tick transmitted diseases. This can be done with a stool sample collected by you and a few drops of blood collected by us during the consultation. Pet parasites can affect you too, so early detection and treatment keeps both you and your pet healthy.
Please note that not all vaccinations are given yearly. We follow the guidelines published by the American Animal Hospital Association.