How old is your pet?
Because pets age so rapidly (see chart), major health changes can occur in as little as three months. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age. And, because today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are, many can experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. Twice-a-year wellness exams can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening.
The American Veterinary Medical Association strongly encourages veterinarians to offer wellness programs to their clients for their pets. Research shows that more than 10% of pets brought to veterinary hospitals for routine checkups have some form of underlying disease. Many of these pets have a normal physical examination and their abnormalities would go undetected without a Wellness Screen.