As pet owners, we all want to make sure that our furry friends are healthy and happy. We know that you love your pet like family, and we do too! At FurBuds Veterinary Clinic, we believe that regular checkups are essential to ensuring that your pet stays healthy and lives a long, happy life. Read on to learn more about when you should visit our vet clinic in Opelika, AL!
How Often Should Your Pet Get a Checkup?
Puppies and Kittens
If you've recently welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your family, congratulations! These little bundles of joy require special attention in their first few months of life. We recommend that you bring your new pet in for a checkup as soon as possible after bringing them home. After that, we recommend that you bring them in for checkups every 3-4 weeks until they are about four months old. These early checkups are crucial for catching any health issues early and making sure that your new pet is developing properly.
Once your pet reaches adulthood, we recommend that they come in for a checkup once a year. During these checkups, we will perform a comprehensive pet health exam and may recommend bloodwork or other tests depending on your pet's age and health history. Regular checkups are essential for catching any health issues early and ensuring that your pet stays healthy.
As your pet enters their golden years, their health needs change. We recommend that senior pets come in to our Opelika pet health center for checkups twice a year. During these checkups, we will perform a thorough physical exam and may recommend bloodwork, urine tests, or other diagnostic tests to monitor your pet's health. Regular checkups are especially important for senior pets, as they are more prone to health issues and may require additional care to stay healthy and comfortable.
Pets with Chronic Health Conditions
If your pet has a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, or kidney disease, they may require more frequent checkups at our vet clinic to monitor their condition. Your veterinarian will work with you to create a personalized care plan for your pet and may recommend more frequent checkups to ensure that their condition is well-managed.