Cat and Dog Exams in Cincinnati, OH

Cat and dog exams are the routine care that pets need throughout their lives to stay their healthiest. Vaccines, parasite prevention, fecal testing, checks on organ function, and guidance on behavior, nutrition, and surgeries such as spay and neuter maximize your pet's health throughout every life stage.

When you visit us annually, wellness care and cat and dog exams help us address their changing life stage needs. What your puppy or kitten needs to stay healthy can be very different than what your adult or senior pet needs to stay healthy. Call our Cincinnati, OH, animal hospital to schedule your pet's appointment at (513) 531-7117.

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The first year of life for a puppy or kitten is full of rapid growth and their healthcare should keep pace. During this critical first year of life, puppies and kittens need immune system support as well as age-specific diets and behavioral training. After adopting a new bundle of fur, visiting us first thing allows us to check their health and prevent future illness. Remember, puppies and kittens are still developing. Therefore, they can often be the most vulnerable to contagions. Wellness services puppies and kittens benefit from include:   

  • Vaccinations to protect against the most common pet diseases and boosters to further strengthen immunities 
  • Fecal testing to detect intestinal parasites and deworming if needed 
  • Parasite prevention, including flea and heartworm

Your cat or dog's health care doesn't stop once they are fully grown. Their adult years are their most active and it's important to keep them that way. Visit us annually for cat and dog exams to update your adult pet's vaccines and check an established baseline of health. Your pet's baseline is measured during their initial examination to understand their health status but to also detect changes during future visits, such as when your pet is an adult. Furthermore, adult wellness care provides time for routine oral exams and blood work, which flag health concerns before they have a chance to develop into harder to manage chronic or acute conditions. Many pets start to show the signs of gum disease around three years old, making dental check-ups and teeth cleanings necessary to prevent this degenerative condition. Ask our friendly staff about how wellness care could benefit your pet today.

The exact age a pet turns a senior depends on the size of your pet. Cats may be senior around eight years old, while medium-sized dogs are around seven and large dogs after five years old. Though the time your pet may be a full-fledged senior is dependent on their size and even their health status, one thing is for certain - they require more frequent check-ups once they're senior. Since pets age at a faster pace than us, illness can develop and progress at an equally faster pace. When you visit with your senior pet biannually, or even more often, we're able to manage and keep tabs on current health conditions. Senior pets can be prone to arthritis, diabetes, cancer, organ disease and more. Fortunately, modern veterinary medicine manages and treats geriatric conditions for pet companionship that lasts longer than ever. Schedule your senior cat or dog with us today.