What To Expect
At a wellness exam, our veterinarian will do a nose-to-tail check of:
Temperature and weight
Eyes, ears, and mouth
Heart and lungs
Abdomen and skin
Bones and joints
At these annual exams, we also may recommend an internal exam, which can include routine diagnostic blood screenings, fecal tests, and urinalysis. Combined with a wellness exam, these tests are the best way to detect problems early, before they become more serious and expensive health issues. The wellness exam is also a great time to discuss your pet’s nutrition, any behavior questions you might have, and other elective, and highly-recommend wellness and preventive care options including spay/neuter and microchipping.
Wellness and preventive care also includes vaccinations, which are the most basic and inexpensive way to protect your pet from serious and even fatal diseases—some of which can be transmitted to humans. Our veterinarians will tailor a vaccination plan for your pet that’s based on their individual lifestyle, age, and health—not on what is available in the market. Parasite prevention is another cornerstone of wellness and preventive care. Fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms aren’t just annoying: they can cause significant health problems in pets, and in the case of heartworm, may even be deadly.
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