The Importance of an Annual Pet Exam
The veterinarians at Waldorf Emergency Care know how important your pet’s well-being is to your family. We are dedicated to making sure your pet lives a long and healthy life. One of the best ways to provide a healthy life is with annual pet exams which are used to monitor any health conditions and prevent new ones from forming.
Annual Exams Identify Issues Before They Cause Pain
Many pet owners assume that just because a pet is acting normally that there is nothing wrong. However, many health issues can cause pets no discomfort. An annual pet exam will help uncover any potential problems and we will be able to provide prompt care. Also, some diseases can only be detected by blood and urinalysis that will be done at your pet’s annual exam.
Staying up to Date on Vaccinations
As most pet owners know, a trip to the vet can be a stressful experience for your pet. We can make sure to give any needed vaccinations during the exam thus reducing the need for return trips to the vet.
Heartworm Testing for Dogs
Heartworms can be fatal to dogs, so it is critical to get your dog tested annually. Not only will our veterinarian check your dog for heartworms at the annual exam, but we will also renew your yearly prescription for the prevention medication of heartworms.
Prevent Obesity in Pets
As pet owners, it is often not easy to see if your pet has gained a few pounds. Unfortunately for pets, even a few extra pounds can push the pet into the obesity category and increase the risk of issues like heart disease. An annual checkup will help ensure your pet is maintaining a healthy weight. Our vet can recommend a diet plan if your pet does gain weight.
Preventive Medicine Helps Avoid Urgent Care
Just as with human health care, annual exams help keep pets healthy. Pets who receive annual exams are much less likely to end up at the animal hospital for emergency pet care. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for an annual exam, reach out to the veterinarians at Waldorf Emergency Care today by calling (301) 705-9700.