Just like people, dogs and cats benefit from an annual check-up. Your dog or cat will be critically examined in an attempt to find problems in their early stages so they may be addressed before they cause illness. During these appointments, we will also discuss whether vaccinations will be necessary, recommend preventative measures against fleas and ticks, recommend and demonstrate preventative home dental care techniques and discuss proper nutrition.
At Coquitlam Animal Hospital, we are knowledgeable about the current research proving that most vaccinations are not necessary on a yearly basis, that is why our protocols are updated with the most recent AAHA and The American Association of Feline Practitioners guidelines. For those dogs and cats moving into their senior years, we often recommend comprehensive blood testing so that we can learn how their organs are functioning and intervene on pending illnesses. In addition, we are strong advocates for performing abdominal ultrasound imaging on an affordable, wellness basis in these dogs and cats for early, and life saving, cancer detection.