We hope you’re planning on seeing this Los Gatos veterinarian at least once or twice a year, even if your pets seem to be in perfect health. We plan on being there for your pet throughout their entire life and to do that, we must be there for annual physicals, blood tests, and anything else that may arise. Today, we’ll tell you exactly why this Los Gatos veterinarian wants to see you so often, other than the fact that we just like you so much.

Pets are just like humans, as we age, it’s important that we check for conditions and illnesses that are likely to pop up as we get older. Checkups for symptoms, blood work, and physicals are important because your pet may be affected by a condition that you may not even notice symptoms of. Unlike humans, your pet is unable to tell you if they have any “invisible” symptoms that you may not be seeing.

For some pets, we recommend one to two physicals and blood tests per year as your dog gets older so we can test for any deviations in their baselines and any triggers for disease or illness. We’re able to detect things like bumps in glucose which could mean your pet is developing diabetes or arthritis.

Think of your pet’s health like you think of your own, it’s so much better to be proactive than to be reactive. Just because your pet isn’t showing signs of being sick does not mean that they are not. We can help you stay in the know on their health.

If you’d like to get your pet on a regular schedule, contact us today! This Los Gatos veterinarian is so excited to see you and your pet annually as we work to keep them happy and healthy for the rest of their lives!