An exam at Acadia Vet Clinic is not only a complete physical examination and health assessment but also an opportunity for your veterinarian to assess and appreciate your pet as an individual and for you to ask questions regarding your pet’s health.
Wellness testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden diseases in pets that appear to be healthy. In older pets, it is also used to monitor animals that feel well but have stable ongoing health problems.
Our pets can be very good at masking illness, and disease may be present even in animals that do not appear to be sick. If a disease can be detected early on, before a pet shows signs of illness, then steps can often be taken to manage or correct the problem before permanent damage occurs. Wellness testing is particularly important in senior (geriatric) dogs since there is a greater chance that an older animal will develop disease or have an ongoing but stable condition that needs to be monitored.
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