Bringing your pet to our practice in Sartell a diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets show no symptoms.
Dogs and cats age faster than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive very regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.
During your pet’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care.
When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.
Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.
At Pine Cone Pet Hospital we fundamentally believe in “Making Lives Better”. By making your pet’s life better, ultimately that will make you and your family’s life better. Every decision that we make has this belief in mind. Ultimately preventative wellness care and vaccinations are the best ways to make your pet’s life better in the long term and short term.
Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions about our adult wellness program, please let us know.
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Our veterinarians at PineCone Pet Hospital, serving the pet and animal parents of Sartell, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, St. Joseph, Rice and St. Stephen, MN since 2001.