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Wellness Exams and Vaccinations
Our Wellness Care Program includes counsel on nutrition, behavior and preventative health care. We incorporate a vaccine protocol that is tailored to your pet's needs.
Q: Why does my pet need a yearly wellness exam?
A: The idea behind an annual physical for your pet is the same reason why we go to our human doctors for an annual physical. The sole purpose is to prevent more costly problems in the future by catching any asymptomatic diseases at their earliest stage. Your pet should be seen even if you "know" he or she is healthy.
Part of your pet's yearly wellness exam, is the meeting with the veterinarian. Now's the time to ask your veterinarian any questions or concerns you may have discovered in the past year whether it's regarding your pet directly or regarding an article you saw online about the food your pet eats.
Feline Leukemia Virus
Q: My pet was just seen a few months ago for something else, why am I required to bring them in again?
Q: What's the difference between a "wellness" visit and a "sick" visit?
A: Say you bring your dog or cat in because they've been itching their ears lately and find out they have an ear infection. You and your pet go through the lengthy process of getting rid of the ear infection and spending lots of time and money doing so. Now a few months later your vet is telling you that your pet has to be seen by the doctor again. Why?
This and the follow-ups to an ear infection are considered "sick" visits. The pet does not meet the standards of a "healthy" animal and needs to be seen under ideal, well conditions before the doctor can safely and legally prescribe preventative medications, administer vaccines and allow the pet to come in for other routine services that don't require the doctor visit.
The only way for the doctor to determine that the pet is healthy for the year is by performing a wellness exam.
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