animal care

At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital we highly recommend bringing your pet in for an annual checkup. It is important that you monitor your pets health, and make sure that they aren’t suffering from any hidden disease. Early detection can be life altering for you and your pet, it means we can treat it before it takes over and help your pet live longer, and keep medical costs down.

Many dogs and cats hide signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour can be easy to overlook. It is also worth nothing that some diseases do not show any symptoms, until it is too late. Dogs and cats age quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams, and their chances of getting sick increase with age.

During your pet’s wellness exam, the Doctor will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat all over. They will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives, and recommend any diagnostic workup, if necessary. The Doctor may also recommend that your pet receives dental care.

It is important to let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioural changes in your pet, this is their only way of communicating with you. A change in behaviour normally means something needs to be addressed. 

Call us today to schedule your pet’s annual exam!