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Regular physical exams by a veterinarian are an essential part of a proactive and preventive approach for a healthy and happy dog. Wellness checkups play a key role in the early detection of serious illnesses, especially since our pets can.t tell us when there is something wrong. Dogs age more rapidly than people and therefore changes in health status may occur more quickly. For puppies, we recommend having exams performed at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. For adult dogs every 6 months, especially for pets older than 5 years of age.


SPAY / NEUTER

We generally recommend that puppies be spayed or neutered at approximately 6 months of age, but some variations may apply to certain breeds and in certain circumstances. Consult with your veterinarian for specific recommendations.
 
MICROCHIP

We recommend that every pet be microchipped regardless of age. It can mean the difference in whether a lost pet is returned home safely. Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be done in the exam room or while under anesthesia for other procedures. Some cities require microchipping for pet registration.
DENTAL CARE

Dental cleanings are recommended annually starting as early as 1 year of age for some small-breed dogs and 2 years of age for larger-breed dogs. Brushing your pet's teeth regularly promotes good oral health.
 
FOOD / NUTRITION

Your dog's health depends on nutrition. The foods you feed your dog will have a life-long impact on overall wellbeing. We recommend feeding your dog a healthy, all-natural, meat-based food that is free of dyes, fillers and low-quality ingredients. Choosing healthy food can be difficult, which is why we only carry healthy foods that our veterinarians feed their own pets.
Senior Care

Senior dogs face many of the same challenges and lifestyle changes as senior humans. Much like people, senior dogs need more care and attention than juvenile and adult dogs - there's no way around it. At a minimum, your senior dog should be examined by your veterinarian at least twice per year. Regular checkups by your vet are the best method for early disease detection and preventative care, which are key to ensuring your dog lives a long and healthy life.


SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENING

These tests are recommended for dogs starting at an average age of 7 depending on the size and lifestyle of your dog.

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC), Serum Chemistry, and Urinalysis
    These tests check for signs of diabetes, liver and kidney disease, thyroid problems, anemia and platelet disorders, and electrolyte imbalances. Checking these early can help prevent or treat any of these issues from becoming a big problem and help extend the life of your dog.

  • Digital Radiographs (X-ray)
    X-rays show internal structures, so we can quickly diagnose many conditions that they can't see by just looking at your pet. We can also see pictures of tissues, organs, bones, and foreign objects like swallowed items or bladder stones.

  • FAST Scan Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds helps us check for fluid, masses and basic organ architecture, an ultrasound can be invaluable.
Regular physical exams by a veterinarian are an essential part of a proactive and preventive approach for a healthy and happy dog. Wellness checkups play a key role in the early detection of serious illnesses, especially since our pets can.t tell us when there is something wrong. Dogs age more rapidly than people and therefore changes in health status may occur more quickly. For puppies, we recommend having exams performed at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. For adult dogs every 6 months, especially for pets older than 5 years of age.


SPAY / NEUTER

We generally recommend that puppies be spayed or neutered at approximately 6 months of age, but some variations may apply to certain breeds and in certain circumstances. Consult with your veterinarian for specific recommendations.
MICROCHIP

We recommend that every pet be microchipped regardless of age. It can mean the difference in whether a lost pet is returned home safely. Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be done in the exam room or while under anesthesia for other procedures. Some cities require microchipping for pet registration.
DENTAL CARE

Dental cleanings are recommended annually starting as early as 1 year of age for some small-breed dogs and 2 years of age for larger-breed dogs. Brushing your pet's teeth regularly promotes good oral health.
FOOD / NUTRITION

Your dog's health depends on nutrition. The foods you feed your dog will have a life-long impact on overall wellbeing. We recommend feeding your dog a healthy, all-natural, meat-based food that is free of dyes, fillers and low-quality ingredients. Choosing healthy food can be difficult, which is why we only carry healthy foods that our veterinarians feed their own pets.
Senior Care

Senior dogs face many of the same challenges and lifestyle changes as senior humans. Much like people, senior dogs need more care and attention than juvenile and adult dogs - there's no way around it. At a minimum, your senior dog should be examined by your veterinarian at least twice per year. Regular checkups by your vet are the best method for early disease detection and preventative care, which are key to ensuring your dog lives a long and healthy life.


SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENING

These tests are recommended for dogs starting at an average age of 7 depending on the size and lifestyle of your dog.

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC), Serum Chemistry, and Urinalysis
    These tests check for signs of diabetes, liver and kidney disease, thyroid problems, anemia and platelet disorders, and electrolyte imbalances. Checking these early can help prevent or treat any of these issues from becoming a big problem and help extend the life of your dog.

  • Digital Radiographs (X-ray)
    X-rays show internal structures, so we can quickly diagnose many conditions that they can't see by just looking at your pet. We can also see pictures of tissues, organs, bones, and foreign objects like swallowed items or bladder stones.

  • FAST Scan Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds helps us check for fluid, masses and basic organ architecture, an ultrasound can be invaluable.