Cayuga Veterinary Services provides early detection and pet wellness care for dogs, cats, pigs, alpacas, and pocket pets. Our veterinarians recommend annual wellness visits for your adult pet and biannual visits for your senior pet. The frequency of wellness visits is determined by their aging pace which is typically 1 adult cat or dog year being equal to 5 to 7 human adult years. Skipping an annual wellness visit is like going to your doctor every 10 to 14 years. Regular physical exams are extremely important to maintain the health of your pet. Following a pet wellness regimen provides our veterinary team the opportunity to develop a picture of your pet’s overall health and establish baseline health characteristics specific to your pet. Early detection of health concerns ensures the best possible treatment outcome for your pet.
Our thorough pet wellness exam includes:
Evaluation of your pet’s eyes and vision
Inspection of the ear canals and ear drums
Dental and oral inspection and evaluation
Examination of the hair and skin
Auscultation of the heart and lungs
Palpation of the lymph nodes and abdominal organs
Nutritional assessment and dietary review
Vaccination schedule review based upon lifestyle of your pet.
Diagnostic tests that may be run during your pets annual wellness visit include:
Canine blood parasite test: tests for heartworm, lyme, ehrlichia, and anaplasmosis diseases
Feline disease test: tests for heartworm, feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus
Blood chemistry and complete blood count
Intestinal parasite screening
Blood pressure testing
Ocular pressure and tear production screening
Radiographs of the chest and abdomen
Ultrasound of the abdomen
We strive to provide the finest client experience and seek opportunities to partner with you regarding your pet’s health care. We are available as a resource to discuss any questions or areas of concern such as nutrition or behavior. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or click here.