Pet Wellness Exams
At Whitworth Animal Clinic, we offer pet wellness services for Madison and the surrounding communities so that your pet isn’t just healthy but has a high quality of life, as well. Preventative health measures such as twice a year wellness exams, vaccinations, veterinary allergy tests, flea and parasite control, proper nutrition and pet grooming keep your pet healthy and quality of life high.
Not only will our physical examination give our staff a chance to evaluate your pet, but these exams also provide Dr. Whitworth an opportunity to explain any animal or breed specific health issues that you should be monitoring going forward. Because studies show that dogs and cats age seven times faster than people, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. Thus, we strongly believe that physical exams should be done every six months. These exams allow Dr. Whitworth an opportunity to evaluate your pet and explain any animal or breed specific health issues that you should be monitoring going forward.
Other Pet Wellness Services
No matter how thorough, physical exams are not able to define the overall health of your pet’s internal organs and their performance. However, that information can be determined with annual blood screening. This panel allows Dr. Whitworth to check for any abnormal enzyme levels, as well as anemia, diabetes, and infections. So that we can establish a normal baseline, we recommend this screening for all pets beginning at two years of age. For pets that are seven years or older, a more in-depth screening is performed to include thyroid testing and urinalysis.
In addition to exams and blood tests, there are some other concerns we discuss with our patient’s owners.
If you have any questions about your pet’s health or our pet wellness services, please feel free to contact our office. We are located in Madison, Alabama, and are convenient to Decatur and Huntsville. We will work to keep you informed and your pet healthy.