Many life-threatening diseases in animals can be prevented with regular examinations and vaccinations. At Best Pets, we believe that the Comprehensive Physical Exam is the foundation of your pets’ long-term health. Your veterinarian is specifically trained with the expertise to detect problems before they become overwhelming. Puppies and kittens should be seen regularly between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks. They require repeated vaccines, fecal testing, and physical exams to detect any developing problems.

After these initial visits, they should be seen once a year for a routine visit until they become seniors (approximately 8 years for dogs and 10 years for cats) at which time they should be seen every 6 months. Since dogs and cats age much faster than humans, their problems arise quicker as well. The sooner we diagnose a problem, the more options we have for treatment. Heartworm preventative (for all dogs) and flea and tick protection for both cats and dogs is crucial to prevent many serious diseases and/or infestations. We can help you recognize, monitor and intervene early before problems become catastrophic or too costly to correct.