Routine health exams are one of the most important steps you can take in order to maintain your cat or dog’s health. At East Longmeadow Animal Hospital, we recommend that your cat or dog has a routine wellness check-up once a year to ensure your pet is happy and healthy.
Our wellness check-ups are a simple and effective way of monitoring your cat or dog’s health. We customarily recommend the following: "snout-to-tail" physical exam:
Cats and dogs age seven years for every one human year. This means that even being seen once yearly would be like a human getting a check-up every seven years. Our pets often can’t express when they are suffering from an illness or disease and may not present symptoms with the onset of an illness or disease. These routine check-ups may in some cases allow the doctor to recognize early signs of illness that would otherwise not necessarily be noted at home. Remember, for an owner that sees the pet every day, gradual changes aren't as easily noticeable. Check out some Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy!
You can read more about the symptoms of a sick pet here.