A complete physical examination is important in keeping pets happy and healthy. The Dakota Veterinary Center recommends regular examinations and vaccination to ensure your pet’s well-being. Each patient has a full medical history taken by our veterinarian, followed by a complete physical exam.
Vaccination recommendations are tailored to your individual pet’s lifestyle. Regular heartworm and parasite prevention is recommended for all pets. Older pets, greater than 7 years of age, receive semi-annual exams and should have routine geriatric blood panels to screen for early signs of disease. With advances in veterinary medicine, many medical conditions can be diagnosed and managed, assuming early detection. It is important to remember that pets age faster than people, and regular veterinary care is critical in ensuring a long healthy life.