Westlake 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.
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.
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.