Just like your own regular visits to the doctor, your pet needs to have a regular check-up for the maintenance of optimal health.
A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a 'check-up' or a 'physical examination'. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
How often should my pet have a wellness examination?
The answer to this question depends on your pet's age and current health status. For example, early puppyhood wellness exams are recommended on a monthly basis, while for the average adult dog annual wellness examinations are the norm, and for middle aged or geriatric dogs semi-annual examinations are recommended.
Our doctors are the best position to recommend how often your pet should have a wellness examination, based on its specific species, breed, health status and lifestyle.