Our primary goal at the Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic is to keep our patients as healthy as possible by reducing the risk of disease and by identifying early signs of disease. Annual Health Examinations, also known as Wellness Examinations are intended to find diseases early, even before obvious symptoms appear. These yearly check-ups are the cornerstone of any preventive health care program for your dog, cat and ferret. At these yearly visits we will perform a head to toe assessment of your pet companion by looking, listening and feeling (palpating) for any changes in his or her overall physical state. This is a great opportunity for you as a pet parent to notify the doctor of any changes in your pet's behavior or physical activity. We also encourage you to discuss dental care, prevention and treatment of parasites such as intestinal worms, heartworm and ticks, and of course nutrition for whatever stage of life your beloved pet is in. We believe we are your best source of information regarding your pet's health and we want you to ask us questions!
Wellness Screening Tests, also known as Early Disease Detection Screens, include an assortment of blood, urine and fecal screening tests used to get an impression of your pet's general health. These tests allow us to diagnose diseases promptly, sometimes even before your dog or cat shows signs of illness. Early diagnosis often leads to treatment recommendations that may allow us to slow down or stop the progression of disease. This in turn may permit your cherished pet to live a longer and healthier life. Please let us help you chose a Wellness Test that is most ideal for your pet's age and lifestyle.
Along with regular physical exams, vaccinations are the foundation of preventive health care for your pet. Thanks to recent advances in veterinary medicine, many common diseases that can seriously affect the health of dogs and cats are now preventable through the use of vaccinations. We administer vaccines based on your pet's individual lifestyle and needs. We recognize that every pet is different and does not require the same kind of vaccination schedule. Our veterinarians work with you to develop a vaccination protocol for your cherished companion that is individually tailored to his or her needs. Our vaccination protocol is customized to each pet's personal exposure and risk. Whether your pet spends most of its time indoors, in the bush or in parks or attends shows, classes or is occasionally kenneled, we can provide a vaccination program that suits your companion’s needs.
Please be aware that an up-to-date rabies vaccination is legally required for all pets in the province of Ontario but more importantly, it is in the best interest of your much loved pet, family and friends that he or she be vaccinated.