There are many routine annual tests that can be done to evaluate your pet's health. One of these would be having annual bloodwork done for your pet. Many of our pets will benefit from having annual bloodwork as getting annual blood values helps the doctor in identifying trending for your specific pet. Just like us, each animal is slightly different so having these trending values helps the doctor in detecting subtle changes that may indicate a health problem early before it starts to affect your pet.
Another recommended test is a fecal (poop) sample which helps determine if your pet has any intestinal parasites. If you are able, please bring a fresh sample with you to your appointment. We can easily treat most of these infections with a deworming medication, and many clients choose to do monthly or annual deworming as part of their wellness routine.
We also recommend your dog be on prevention for Heartworm Disease. To begin, we will need to do a simple blood test. Heartworm prevention medication can be administered in a once a month pill that your dog takes orally or in an injectable form administered twice annually by your veterinarian. Oral Heartworm prevention medication also doubles as a monthly de-wormer.
Please ask any of our team members if you have further questions about these treatments or tests.