Why do our pets need routine physical exams?
Since our beloved pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel sick or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 to 12 months, and also recommend some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.
Pets will often actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.
Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life. If your pet is on medication for arthritis or other chronic disease, more frequent exams or other testing may be recommended.
We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.
These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.