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Did you know that your cat or dog ages faster than you do? That's right! In fact, by the time some dogs are 7 or 8 years old, they are considered geriatric!


What does this mean as a pet owner? Well, it means that the annual physical you have with your physician isn't sufficient for your four-legged friend. Dr. Gustavo Mora advocates bringing your pet in for a routine check-up once every six months to ensure that there have been no changes in their medical condition.

During a routine wellness visit, one of our veterinarians will perform a comprehensive physical examination to better understand your dog or cat's general health. Additionally, depending on his/her medical history, your pet may receive important vaccinations, or undergo simple blood work and intestinal parasite tests. Your veterinarian should discuss the following important preventative care options:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam

  • Annual Vaccinations (e.g., Rabies, Distemper, etc.)

  • Intestinal Parasite Exam

  • CBC - Blood Lab Screen

  • Flea/Tick/ Preventative Medications


You may wonder why such vaccinations and lab work are important. The simple answer is that since your pet is unable to communicate when something is wrong, test results are the next best way to ascertain their condition. If a questionable trend is identified in the blood work results, or if parasites are present in their system, a quick response with the appropriate treatment can save your pet from painful, debilitating and expensive illnesses.


If you have any questions at all about CLINICA VETERINARIA MORA’s general wellness protocols, please do not hesitate to give us a call (07-410-9141 or 07-410-9169 or 07-410-9232). We're happy to answer any questions you might have!

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