Wellness Examinations

Wellness Examinations

Your pet’s age and health determine how frequently the doctor needs to see them, but in general we recommend most pets get a full exam once a year until they are 6 years old. As they get older we suggest an exam twice a year because major health changes can happen quickly. Puppies and kittens also require specialized care. Many pets can get vaccinations as early as 7 weeks old and need booster vaccines to stay fully protected against diseases. Talk to your vet for details on what vaccines your pet specifically needs to protect him/her best.

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We also recommend your pet get examined if any of the following are occurring:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy or a big change in activity level
  • Refusing to eat or drink
  • Eating or drinking excessively
  • Changes in the bowel movements or urination
  • Excessive hair loss
  • Unusual discharges from an orifice
  • Itching, chewing, shaking of the head or scratching of the ears
  • Lingering foul smells anywhere on your pet
  • A painful or tense abdomen

If you’re not sure if your pet needs to see a doctor, please call us (573-774-3337) and a staff member can help you.

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