Annual health exams are recommended as unlike humans, dogs and cats sometimes have problems communicating any health related issues they may have. During these annual exams, our doctors can recommend preventative health measures and address any outstanding and underlying issues your dog may have.
Even though your animal may appear healthy and is up to date on vaccines, he or she still needs an annual exam. Typically, we visit our doctor only when we are ill. In the veterinary field a large part of the focus is on preventing illness. Small changes in our pets can be a sign that something serious is going on. Dogs and cats age faster than we do. Diseases and conditions can progress rapidly.
A thorough “nose to tail” exam of your pet each year is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet is healthy and happy for many years to come.
If you have any further questions on the importance of annual health exams, please call the clinic @ 604-932-5391 or email us, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.