Cat & Dog Exams in Avondale Estates, GA
From the start of their life to their senior years, your pet’s health is our highest priority. Due to their shorter lifespan, pets can experience seemingly sudden changes in their health that might go unnoticed without a vet’s help. At The Village Vets Avondale Estates, we recommend annual or semiannual cat and dog exams involving a complete evaluation of vitals, organ systems, and outward appearance, and comprehensive blood work to screen for underlying illness.
What’s Involved in a Pet Wellness Exam?
Preventing disease in your pet is the best way to ensure their lasting good health. There are several ways we can do this, and below is what you can expect from a typical cat or dog exam:
- A comprehensive physical examination
- Blood work to check your pet’s organ function and screen for disease
- A fecal test to screen for intestinal parasites
- Heartworm and tick-borne disease testing
- Vaccine boosters, if needed
- Discussion about your pet’s nutrition, behavior, and any areas of concern
Why Your Pet Needs Parasite Preventatives
Parasites are an unfortunate fact of life for our pets. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can all cause health problems in dogs and cats, with mosquitoes being particularly threatening since they can spread heartworm disease. With these pests being active throughout most of the year, we recommend year-round protection for your companion. If you’d like to discuss your pet’s parasite risks and find the best parasite preventatives for their needs, reach out to us at (404) 924-8690 today.