The Importance of Wellness Exams with Your Royal Oak Veterinarian

We know that you love your pets and want to keep them safe. Wellness exams are an important part of that endeavor. When you bring your pet in for a veterinary exam, it’s to ensure that everything is working as it should with your pet’s physical, emotional and nutritional health. Vet visits shouldn’t just be relegated to those times when something goes wrong. Just like humans, pets should have routine appointments with a veterinarian in order to maintain optimal health and to prevent common pet illnesses. Regular checkups should include dental care and vaccinations, which help to immunize your pet from disease.

It’s also important to note that vet visits will differ at different stages in your pet’s life. Certain vaccinations may not be required until your pet reaches a certain age and some illnesses become more common the older a pet gets. Also, some dogs may be at risk for certain health problems due to their particular breed, size or physicality, so it’s especially essential to touch base regularly with a vet as a matter of preventative care.

How a Veterinarian can Help Guide You Through Your Pet’s Entire Life
As your pet grows, he will experience physical and emotional changes. Annual exams help to make sure that your pet is on the right growth track for his age, breed, and size. Also, Pets cannot verbalize their symptoms and it’s not always easy to detect whether a pet is experiencing pain or discomfort, so diagnostic exams will help to detect any major or minor health problems if they come up. Your vet can also guide you to recognize signs of distress. Lastly, as your pet approaches his older years, regular senior exams can help you to make your pet as comfortable as possible as he becomes less active.

Flea & Tick Prevention
Flea and tick prevention is one of the most important health services you can attend to for your pet. Although the risk of danger from fleas and ticks can vary depending on your pet’s physical makeup (such as the amount of hair he has) and your geographical area, having your vet administer a flea and tick treatment is basic and essential pet care. Bites from fleas and ticks can lead to serious, and possibly fatal, diseases, so this is something every pet owner should never skip over when it comes to pet health maintenance.

Spay & Neuter
Spaying and neutering should be done as soon as possible for young pets. Not having your pets spayed and neutered can leave them much more vulnerable to a variety of serious health conditions. Spaying helps prevent your female cat and dog from developing urinary infections and tumors that can become cancerous. Neutering your male dog and cat can prevent them from having prostate problems or from getting testicular cancer. In additions, spaying and neutering help to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation.

Schedule An Appointment with Your Royal Oak Veterinarian
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Simon or Dr. Anvita Bawa, give us a call at (248) 545-6630 and we’ll be happy to make arrangements for you to come in as soon as possible. Conveniently located near several Detroit area suburbs, Woodside Animal Clinic has been proudly serving the community for more than 40 years. We look forward to meeting you and your precious pets and helping you to keep them as healthy, strong and happy for as long as possible.