Our goal is to help your pet stay happy and healthy well into its golden years. Bringing your pet in for an annual diagnostic and preventive care checkup can help reassure you that your dog or cat is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Many dogs and cats are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms. Dogs and cats age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your pet’s preventive care exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your dog or cat from nose to tail. We will also make sure your pet receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your pet receive dental care. When your pet is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your pet. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

Because you spend the most time with your pet, you are your pet’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your pet, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our adult preventive care program in more detail.

What Our Clients Say…

My experience with Golden Valley Pet Hospital was excellent. The staff was very friendly,
informative, and absolutely wonderful with my dog.

New to St. Louis Park area & in need of a vet, I called Golden Valley Animal Hospital & they fit me in immediately as my Mini Australian Shepherd got very sick fast. Dr. Goldblatt & all the staff at clinic were wonderful & nursed my sweet Bella back to health. I was so worried about Bella wondering if I had chosen the right clinic & would she recover. Another lady at the clinic when I was bringing Bella in saw my concern & whispered to me : “That I was in good hands as all the vets here know there stuff!” Thank you Golden Valley Animal Hospital!

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