Pet Wellness Exams
Your Pet's Wellness Exam
Once a year you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, vaccinations if needed, and a dental evaluation.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our hospital. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral changes. If you have a medical record, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our veterinarians will make recommendations based on your pet’s previous medical record as well as their current state of health.
It’s important to perform annual wellness exams on all pets. This allows us to detect changes in health status and intervene early. pet’s can’t talk to us. Wellness exams are crucial for detecting ear infections, skin lumps, heart murmurs, and dental disease, all things that you may not notice at home. Pets age quickly reaching maturity by the age of 2 and enter their senior years by the age of 7. Diseases and health changes can occur in a short period of time so it’s important to try to detect these problems before they become life threatening.
Pet’s are good at hiding and masking pain. By the time they are outwardly exhibiting pain, the disease process may be in the advanced stage and may not respond to treatment as readily. Pets do no want to show pain or discomfort (their ancestors in the wild did not show pain as it would be a sign of weakness). Routine blood screening and wellness exams can help us pick up on diseases, so we can prevent and treat problems as early in the process as possible.
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