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Twice A Year,
Tooth To Tail

Twice-a-Year Exams

Twice-a-year exams for your dog or cat are the true centerpiece of preventive health care. If our key wellness measures are the spokes of a wheel, twice-a-year exams are the hub holding them together. Because it’s during these comprehensive physical exams that all health variables are evaluated together to better assess your pet’s immediate health care needs.

Why Twice a Year?

The early phase of a serious condition can quietly develop inside a perfectly healthy-looking dog or cat. But remember: Dogs and cats age far more quickly than we do, becoming middle-aged by their 4th birthday. Their diseases can also advance quickly, so they require more frequent monitoring.

Twice-a-year comprehensive physical exams and blood tests can spot a disease in its beginning stages before your dog or cat shows any obvious signs. Whenever possible we want to treat problems early when your pet is still feeling fine, before they experience any discomfort. Plus, detecting a problem early can help ensure a better prognosis, more simple treatment, an earlier recovery and reduced medical expenses.

How Comprehensive Are the Exams?

Very. Comprehensive physical examinations conducted at Banfield provide an in-depth assessment of your pet’s overall health, establish important baselines and meticulously inspect your pet from tooth to tail:

  • Ear Exam
  • Eye Exam
  • Rectal exam
  • Dental exam
  • Neurologic evaluation
  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Weight & nutrition counseling
  • Coat & skin evaluation
  • Abdominal palpation
  • Urogenital evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Pulmonary/lung evaluation
  • Behavioral counseling

Are the Exams Expensive?

Twice-a-year exams come with every Optimum Wellness Plan® – a very affordable pet health care solution Banfield designed to deliver year-round preventive care. When you factor in all of the services and benefits an Optimum Wellness Plan provides (vaccinations, disease screenings, unlimited office visits, select product and service discounts and more), the twice-a-year exams prove to be a tremendous value. Explore our plan options to learn more.

Bottom Line

Treating an advanced pet illness can become very expensive, very quickly. Optimum Wellness Plans help make taking preventive steps now both easy and economical. An Optimum Wellness Plan does more than help keep your pet healthy – it keeps your mind at ease and your pet health care budget intact.

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