Yes, we love you and want to see you more often! Today we’re going to tell you why this Doral veterinarian wants to see you (and your pet) annually, at least! Even when your pet appears to be happy and healthy, things can be developing as your pets age. So, why do we want to see you every single year?
Pets are just like humans, as we age, it’s important that we check for new conditions and illnesses that are likely to pop up as we get older. Checkups for symptoms, blood work, and physicals are important because your pet may be affected by a condition that you may not even notice symptoms of. Unlike humans, your pet is unable to tell you if they have any “invisible” symptoms that you may not be seeing. Our tests and physicals will be able to make sure your pet feels as great as they look!
For some pets, we recommend one to two physicals and blood tests per year as your dog gets older so we can test for any deviations in their baselines and any triggers for disease or illness. We’re able to detect things like bumps in glucose which could mean your pet is developing diabetes or arthritis, which is common as animals age.
Think of your pet’s health like you think of your own, it’s so much better to be proactive than to be reactive. Just because your pet isn’t showing signs of being sick does not mean that they are not.
Now you know why your favorite Doral veterinarian is so interested in seeing you at least once a year. Speak to our team to put your pet on a schedule to keep them happy and healthy throughout their entire life. Have any questions? Contact our team today!