Just like you, we want your pet to live the longest, healthiest life possible. That starts with the basics: quality food, enough exercise, good grooming, and yes, regular check-ups.
Annual wellness exams are your pet’s first line of defense. Lakeview Veterinary Care’s comprehensive annual exams include checking their overall health from nose to tail and looking for any changes that may have occurred.
These wellness exams also allow us to develop a customized care plan for your pet’s optimal health—one that includes preventive services like vaccines and blood screenings, parasite prevention, nutritional and behavioral advice, and medical intervention when needed.
While we do advise annual visits for all adult dogs and cats, we recommend that senior animals should have twice-yearly exams and blood work. Pets age differently based on species, breed and size, but generally speaking, most dogs are considered seniors around age 7; cats at 9. Since animals age much faster than we do, disease and illness progress more quickly, and we want to catch problems early while they’re more treatable.
Wellness exams are also important for another reason: they enable us to truly get to know you and your pet. We consider it part of our job as your pet’s health care provider to understand not only your animal companion’s physical needs, but to support the bond you have with your pet. Our goal is to help your pet have as many happy, healthy years with you as possible.