We all have heard the importance of early detection and prevention when it comes to our own health but what about our pets? Actually, it is even more important to keep an eye out for problems with our furry family members because they have an extremely strong ability to hide disease symptoms until they are late in the process. This comes from their ancestors, wolves and big cats, who would be removed from the pack quicker if they were deemed sick. Our Tampa vets have been recommending yearly lab work and exams for a while now and the benefits for our veterinary patients have been excellent!
Our veterinarians recommend lab work at least once a year to monitor organ function and detect early changes, hopefully before clinical symptoms are seen. Remember, early detection is the key to faster and better treatment responses just like in human medicine. Along with lab work, a physical exam of your pet on a semi-annual basis will help your veterinarian better assist you in keeping your pet happy and healthy. Our animal hospital recommends at least annual exams for all pets and prefers twice yearly exams in order to catch any medical issues early.
If you are searching for a small animal veterinary hospital in Tampa that is committed to providing personal, professional service for their clients and patients, then give us a call. We will be happy to help you provide for a long, happy, healthy life for your dog or cat.