Regular Health Checkups
Preventive care is the best way to ensure many years of healthy and happiness for your pet. At Androscoggin Animal Hospital, serving Brunswick and Topsham, Maine, we develop individual wellness plans for every pet we treat. Taking into account a pet’s age, breed, and living environment, we create a plan that offers optimal preventive care so that your pet will stay healthy and active for a long time.
What to Expect at a Wellness Exam/Annual Checkup
Our health check ups are in-depth checkups performed by one of our skilled veterinarians that include:
- Comprehensive physical examination
- Vaccination update
- Internal parasite testing
- Heartworm and flea control
- Dental examination
- Regular blood screening tests for Heartworm and Tick Borne diseases (dogs) or Feline Leukemia testing (cats)
New puppies and kittens see us often in the first few weeks so that we can make sure their vaccinations are complete. It is essential that we vaccinate young pets to protect them from potentially life-threatening parasites and diseases.
We recommend adult pets visit us once per year, assuming they are in generally good health. Yearly wellness checkups help us keep vaccinations up to date, as well as assess any health or behavior-related issue that may come up.
Pets age very quickly, and it is important to stay on top of any age-related health issues so that they can be treated early, before they become more serious. Senior pets visit us twice a year, helping us to make sure they live their golden years in comfort and good health.