At Saugus Animal Hospital, we feel that preventative medicine is the best
way to maintain your pet’s health. Just as you visit the doctor regularly,
animals need to receive regular check-ups to ensure they are as healthy as
possible. Regular exams can detect diseases sometimes in earlier stages
where treatment is less complex and expensive. We recommend that, at a
minimum, patients come once a year. Cats and dogs aged eight years or
older and pets with certain illnesses should be seen more frequently.
A typical wellness exam consists of checking all of the animal’s physical
systems to ensure that everything looks, feels and sounds normal.
Appointments also include discussions about your pet’s diet, exercise, likes
and dislikes, home environment and any general changes in behavior and
activity. We also provide you with the most up-to-date information about
available treatments and healthcare options. During your visit, doctors and
technicians will answer any questions you have and share our knowledge of
specific health needs that could be associated with your pet’s species,
breed, gender and age.
Over time, your pet’s health needs will change and grow as he/she does. The Saugus Animal Hospital staff can guide you along the best treatment options based on your pet’s individual needs. Aspects of our well visits include: