Canine Wellness Exams: Twice a year for life

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canine wellnessWestlake Animal Hospital offers canine wellness visits for dogs of all ages. Wellness visits are an important part of your pet’s health care regimen. They allow for the early detection of health care concerns; early detection provides more treatment options, often with less cost, and a better chance of a successful outcome.

What to Expect at Your Canine Annual Wellness Visit

We recommend a wellness exam every six months for dogs over one year old. Your dog’s first adult exam will include a comprehensive physical exam to check your pet from nose to tail. Appropriate vaccines will be updated and parasite control and dietary needs will be discussed. Additional laboratory tests are also recommended, including internal parasite, urinalysis, heartworm, tick-borne disease, and young adult blood profile.

Canine Vaccinations

We will recommend appropriate protective vaccines based on AAHA guidelines and your pet's lifestyle. Certain vaccinations are required by law, such as rabies. Additional follow-up treatments and annual exams will include proper immunization boosters to increase the effectiveness and protection of your pet’s vaccination protocol. Our philosophy is to use an individually customized vaccination schedule that will minimize the number of vaccinations your pet receives in their lifetime while still offering the appropriate protection.

Canine Concierge

For your convenience, Westlake Animal Hospital offers veterinary concierge service for your dog. This service can provide round-trip transportation to our hospital for your dog’s wellness exam!

Semi-annual wellness visits are a critical component to the health of your pet. We welcome your questions and are available to answer any concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health.

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

You’re the best! Why would I go anywhere else?! — Susan P.

Kind, courteous staff and vets who really care about your pet’s health and well being. — Shannon J.

Exceptional veterinarians, receptionists, and technicians. — Jack M.

I have depended on Westlake Animal Hospital to care for my pets for many years. Everything you have done for them has been a tremendous help in keeping them healthy and taking care of them when they have been sick. — Edie M.

The staff is amazing! My dog fell ill one hour before closing on the day before a holiday. They went above and beyond to stay late to see my dog. I cannot thank them enough for the care and piece of mind. — Julie S.

Dr. Marchman always treats me as if my dog is his ONLY patient, and I appreciate that. He listens to my concerns. Thank you. — Dana K.

As always, we appreciate the immediate response to our concerns. The available vet was kind, clear, and patient. — Steve M.

Always a pleasure. Max seemed to hate the vet before I started coming to Westlake Animal Hospital. Your staff is kind and courteous, and above all, great with Max! — Anonymous