Wellness Exams and Preventive Medicine
for Dogs and Cats
in Monroe, MI
Dogs and cats age about 5-6 years for every human year. Due to their accelerated aging process, it’s important for your veterinarian to see them annually (at least) for a complete checkup. Also, because pets are good at hiding their symptoms, it might seem as if their health has changed suddenly when in fact their condition has been progressing subtly for some time. Bringing your pet to Monroe, MI to see us regularly can help them avoid serious problems by treating them in their early stages.
Understanding Your Pet’s Health on an Individual Level
To give every dog and cat the best care, we strive to understand their unique needs and work with pet parents to meet those needs. Furthermore, as your pet gets older, we’ll have to adjust their care to accommodate the health changes they will inevitably experience.
What to Expect When Your Pet Sees Us for Their Wellness Exam
The wellness visit generally consists of several services that, together, reinforce your pet’s health and protection against illness. These include:
- A thorough head-to-tail physical examination
- Blood and fecal testing
- Vaccine boosters
- Diet recommendations
- Parasite preventatives
The wellness visit is also the prime time for you to put forth any questions or concerns you have about your pet’s care. We’re happy to discuss your pet’s needs in detail and make sure they’re all set for the rest of the year.
Why Dogs and Cats Need Parasite Prevention All Year--and Every Year
Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms can be anything from a nuisance to a serious threat for dogs and cats. With parasite preventatives that protect your pet from all of the above, you can rest easy knowing that your pet, and your home, are safe. In addition to infesting in large numbers, parasites can transmit disease to both pets and humans. At Suburban Animal Clinic of Monroe, we encourage all of our clients to commit to year-round protection for their dogs and cats.