Yearly Wellness Checks for Your Pet
Annual, routine checkups for your pet at East Ridge Animal Hospital are very important when it comes to preventing any health risks and making sure their needs are met. During the annual pet exam, our doctors will perform a thorough physical examination to check for any changes. Copies of medical records are available upon request. We’ll also discuss all diagnostic tests with you that are appropriate for your pet and can be completed in our clinic.
Canine Wellness Tests
Heartworm tests are performed annually for all dogs. We also recommend blood panels to check their blood sugar, kidney and liver functions, and electrolytes. Vaccines and parasite control is also administered as part of their exam. A urinalysis may also be helpful. Our annual canine wellness exam includes:
Fecal exam for intestinal parasites
Heartworm and tick-borne disease test
Feline Wellness Tests
Heartworm tests for cats are recommended but not required. We also recommend the FeLV and FIV vaccinations are given as part of their exam. Our services for felines vary depending on where your pet spends most of their time. All our annual exams include a deworming and are broken down as follows:
Feline leukemia test/ FIV vaccination
Additionally, Dr. Karen Knarr is specially trained in traditional Chinese medicine, which she incorporates into her nutritional recommendations.