Wellness Care for Your Pet: Managing their long term well-being
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a puppy or kitten, or a senior pet, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
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Preventing Illness, Disease, and Other Health Issues
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due.
If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
First, we start with a physical exam to assess your pet’s outward health (and oral health) for any sign of problems. With every annual exam, we'll become more familiar with your pet.
Next, we suggest blood and fecal testing to screen for parasites and diseases. This gives us a more complete picture of your pet’s overall condition and, if necessary, we can suggest treatment to help.
Vaccines are another key aspect of your pet’s wellness care. Our veterinarians will always recommend vaccines that best suit your pet’s lifestyle, along with a schedule to keep them on track.
With concern for your pet's health, collaboration is always key. During your visit, we'll answer any questions you have to ensure that we're both on the same page regarding their care.
Your Partner in Your Pet's Healthcare
A wellness examination helps us establish a relationship with you and your pet and is your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
Every Pet Has Their Own Health Needs
All pets are unique and deserve individual health plans to address their needs. From nutrition and behavior to retrovirus testing and dental care, your pet will receive a personalized plan that's flexible to change with their health. Contact us today to get started on a wellness plan for your pet!