How happy is Oz that his Annual Senior Dog wellness exam falls during October when it is Pet Wellness Month?
Oz may not look happy in this photo at the vet’s office yesterday but I am very happy. The vet says that Oz is in excellent health for a 12 year old senior. His heart is strong, his body is strong and the vet only found evidence of arthritis in that paw Oz broke so many years ago. The only thing we don’t know yet is the status of his bloodwork but the vet thinks it will come back just fine.
At this Senior Dog Wellness exam, it was noted that Oz lost one pound. The vet also noticed Oz’s bald spots from his last allergy flare-up. This led to a discussion about Oz’s diet and exercise.
My vet fully supports Oz being on a raw diet as he feels it is best for Oz to avoid grains to help minimize his allergic reactions. We discussed how much Oz eats as well and I let the vet know his appetite has not changed at all. We think he lost the pound due to increased exercise since the weather has been becoming less humid and hot.
We encourage all pet parents to take their pets for an annual wellness exam to maintain good health and detect any problems early. The earlier you catch a problem, the more likely it can be treated with less difficulty and less expense.
Do you take your pet for annual wellness exams?