Wellness Exams for Dogs and Cats in Key Largo, FL
Preventing tomorrow’s problems today is one of our core philosophies. Dogs and cats have a much higher metabolic rate than humans, aging 5-6 years for every one of ours. To keep up, we recommend seeing your pet here in Key Largo, FL at least once a year for their wellness exam. This gives us the opportunity to make sure your pet’s heart, lungs, and overall body condition are in the best possible shape at every life stage.
The Key Benefits of Annual Wellness Exams
When you commit to bringing in your pet to see their veterinarian once a year, you do a world of good for their health and well-being. Some of the most important benefits include:
In addition to keeping a close eye on your pet’s health, we love seeing them regularly and maintaining a strong working relationship with you. And most of all, we’re passionate about seeing the benefits our patients experience year after year with the help of our care.
Catching an underlying problem isn’t always easy, especially if it’s just starting out. Fortunately, our pet hospital in Key Largo, FL offers the latest in diagnostics, dentistry, surgery, and more. Coupled with a detailed health history of your pet, we’re better equipped to recognize (and address) subtle changes.
We all want our pets to live longer. To increase your pet’s chances of living the maximum number of years while also enjoying a consistently high quality of life, checking in and reevaluating their condition, diet, and daily regimen is essential.
Common Characteristics of a Typical Wellness Exam
A standard wellness exam for dogs and cats usually includes:
- A complete physical examination from nose to tail, including an assessment of their heart, lungs, weight, and body temperature
- Blood work and fecal testing to screen for parasites, diseases, and abnormal organ function
- The appropriate core and non-core vaccines for your pet’s health and lifestyle needs
- A thorough discussion about your pet’s nutrition needs
- Recommendations for parasite prevention--we offer preventatives for fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms to ensure that every dog and cat has full coverage at all times
- Plenty of time for you to bring up any questions or concerns you have
“I walked in unannounced, with no appointment at 8:15a.m. I don’t panic easily, but I was panicked about a really important appointment of my own in Miami and the dog had a foot that was swollen. I knew it was a time (for the hospital) being the day after a holiday. I approached the lady at the front desk and she didn’t hesitate to help. They took Bravo right in, no questions asked, and offered to keep him until I got back from my appointment. Dr. Fly not only saw him, she found a cyst, removed it and it was done. I was able to pick him up by noon. I was totally taken by surprise, I would have understood if they said they couldn’t do it but they didn’t.”
- Bill B. and “Bravo”
"Nothing but the best. Always warm, friendly, and caring."
"Island Hammock is absolutely the best place to go for your animal needs. I have been with them for many years and they have always exceeded expectations."
- Marissa K.
"Great place to take your pet! Took my dog there Friday, everyone was so caring about Max, Dr Pawluk found the problem right away, Max is doing a lot better 🙂 "
- Renee B.
"Dr. Fly is Indira’s Veterinarian and is by far the BEST Vet we have EVER had! She has been incredibly supportive ever since we moved back to the Upper Keys and I have no idea where Indira and I would be if it was not for her and the fantastic staff at Island Hammock Pet Hospital. Thank you!"
- Sarah S. & Indira
"We have lived all around the country and taken our dogs to many vet clinics, but this one has to be the best one we have ever been to. First of all, despite the media coverage that Florida doesn’t take COVID seriously, this clinic does an amazing job with COVID precautions. They come out to pick up/drop off your pets and handle everything vis phone- including the vet calling to explain everything. Super convenient and very safe. Dr. Pawluk should be a model case study for vet and medical students in excellent bedside manners. She patiently walks through the review of your pet’s medical visit, explaining everything in depth in a way a non-science/medical person can easily understand. I trust both my little one’s health in her and the staff’s hands."