Routine veterinary care is essential for your pet's long-term health. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends healthy pet exams twice a year. A hands-on exam and blood screening can identify problems early when they can be treated.
At Veterinary Medical Center of The Woodlands, your pet's annual veterinary check-up will include a total physical exam including checking all over for problems that you may not have noticed yet. We also screen our senior pets for common ailments like diabetes and low thyroid levels. Checking the teeth and gums for dental tartar and gingivitis is routine because even with tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be necessary.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you don't have this, please let us know everything that you think will be important.