To aid us, your veterinarians, in identifying a chronic or potentially fatal disease, while your pet is still receptive to treatment, your pet should be brought in for wellness exams, vaccinations, and testing once or twice-yearly. “We want to evaluate the pet that looks healthy on the outside to make sure it is healthy on the inside.” With new advances in pain medication, diagnostic equipment, genetic testing, and diets, pets are living longer, healthier lives. Arlington Park Veterinary Hospital is using a preventative approach — with diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and weight loss programs to prevent diseases. We put an emphasis on early detection through asking pointed questions (eating habits, water intake, mobility, social behavior, sleep habits, etc.) followed by a thorough physical exam of all systems. Based on the history provided on your pet and physical findings, a program of screening with lab tests, x-rays, EKG, and ultrasound is tailored specifically for your pet. Your pet’s health and your peace of mind are very important throughout their whole life (adolescence, adulthood, middle-age), not just when they are older.

Refer to the attached Pet Wellness Schedules.