Yearly holistic exams of dogs and cats involves ensuring the protection of your pet from contagious disease through the use of in house titer test, review of diet and lifestyle, as well as making suggestions for keeping your pet healthy at whatever their life stage. Our yearly exams last from 30 minutes to an hour and we can schedule as much time as you need to discuss your pet’s well being. A yearly exam performed via house call allows you and your pet to relax and not feel rushed to remember all of the details of your pet’s health. Your pet is comfortable in her own home and it is very helpful for us to understand their regular behavior patterns. Often, they are more willing to allow a comprehensive physical exam when in their own comfortable home.
While it is important that pets be immune from contagious diseases, it is a fact that pets often are vaccinated, even when they already have protection from the disease. We now have an in-house test to determine if your dog is already immune to Distemper, Parvo and Adenovirus. This test is of similar cost to the vaccine which many pets receive yearly. When we test instead of vaccinate, we have actual proof that our pets are protected from diseases. This proof is acceptable at all of the boarding kennels and groomers that we have dealt with, ensuring that your pet is able to participate in any social activities with the confidence that they are protected from infectious disease. We may also test for other infectious diseases such as heart worms and tick borne diseases.