Cat and Dog Exams in Cooper City, FL
Since dogs and cats age faster than humans, their health can also change quite rapidly. At Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital in Cooper City, FL, we’ve had the privilege of helping generations of families spend as many healthy, happy years as possible with their canine and feline companions. Routine, annual checkups and cat and dog exams are the key to setting a baseline of health, maintaining good health, and detecting issues early. We want nothing more than to ensure the best quality of life for your pet.
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What do We Include in Cat and Dog Exams?
With pet exams, our goal is to be as thorough as possible with not only examining your pet, but making sure they receive the necessary disease and parasite protection. During a standard wellness exam appointment for your pet, you can expect:
The wellness visit generally starts with a nose-to-tail physical exam. This includes checking your pet’s vitals, feeling for lumps and bumps, measuring their weight, and performing a full visual check of the eyes, ears, teeth and gums, skin, coat, and limbs.
Puppies and kittens need a series of vaccinations at the outset to build up their immunity to disease. Adult dogs and cats should be on a routine vaccination schedule to maintain their immunity throughout their life. Your veterinarian will help you choose the appropriate vaccines for your pet.
Pets need to be tested regularly for parasites and underlying illness, regardless of age. Parasites are an ongoing threat to your pet’s health, which is why we recommend year-round flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.
Diet has a significant impact on your pet’s health. Your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s nutrition needs with you at length and help you choose the proper diet. Every pet requires a certain diet, which will inevitably change as they grow older. We also offer prescription diets to help pets with allergies, diabetes, and other chronic issues.
Age-Appropriate Care for Lasting Wellness
Every pet’s care will change as they age. To see your four-legged family member through a long and healthy life, we need to adjust their treatment in order to accommodate their changing needs.
At 6-8 weeks old, your pet is vulnerable to infection and may even have worms, which are common in puppies and kittens. In addition to deworming treatments, your pet will need a series of vaccine boosters to increase their disease immunity. Puppies and kittens also require a more protein-rich diet to help them grow. When they reach a certain age, you will also need to schedule an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered. We’ll go over all the information you need and answer all your questions to make the first year of your pet’s life the best it can be.
Once your pet has grown to their full adult size, it’s time to maintain their health as well as their protection against illness and parasites. We recommend administering parasite preventatives to your pet on a routine basis throughout the year to maximize their protection. Additionally, your pet will need to be on a vaccine schedule to keep their immunity strong.
Senior pets are as prone to illness and injury as senior humans. Your dog or cat may need to see us more frequently for checkups so we can screen for problems and provide pain management as needed. Our goal is to give senior dogs and cats the best quality of life possible.