It is easy to realize the special needs of the young and the old, and to neglect the middle of the life cycle. These are the productive years. These are the good times when we can enjoy our pets, bond with them and share many happy, active days. The healthy habits we practice now will maximize these good times and set the stage for healthy later years—so we need to keep up the good work and prevent future problems.


Physical exams: yearly. Remember that every year for us is 5 to 7 years worth of change for our pets. During the physical exam your doctor will review your pets health, nutritional status, dental health, and do a thorough head to toe physical exam to detect and developing concerns early.


Vaccine needs should be reviewed by your veterinarian yearly and appropriate boosters given. Your pet’s vaccine needs will vary with his or her life style, travel history, and the changing risks in your area. Your veterinarian’s professional training makes them the ideal person to evaluate and discuss these needs.

Parasite Prevention:

We all know that heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks are bad for our pets, but did you know they are also bad for ourselves and our children? Some of the intestinal worms can infect humans in significant ways, and fleas can transmit diseases. These pests can be easily controlled to benefit the entire family. Let your veterinarian help you pick the safest and most effective way to protect your pet.

Dental Care:

Pets have teeth to. Pets also get dental tartar, gingivitis and gum disease. Veterinarians are also your animal’s dentists. We evaluate each patient’s oral health and will discuss with you your pets oral care needs. Infection in the mouth can affect the heart, kidneys and the immune system—so ask us to help you keep your whole pet healthy.

Nutrition and Weight:

Did you know that fat cats and dogs are prone to diabetes? Or that obese cats can damage the ligaments in their knees just like athletes do? Low quality food can be linked with itchy skin and ear infections. During your physical we will discuss your pet’s body condition and help you make food choices to maximize your pets health and happiness.

These are your pet’s best years. This is the time to enjoy a walk or family outing with your dog. Now your wild kitten has settled into a comfortable playful companion. Let us help you enjoy the happy adult years of your pet’s life.