Annual routine exams are pet checkups, critical to helping your dog or cat maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations , parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at optimal lifelong health.
Routine exams allow your veterinarian to check up on your dog or cat’s overall health, offer advice on preventing serious health issues from developing, and catch issues early, when they are most treatable.
We will conduct a physical exam of your pet which generally consists of any or all of the following:
– Checking the weight and body condition
– Checking overall attitude of your pet
– Listening to your pet’s heart & lungs
– Checking lymph nodes
– Examining eye’s for signs of discharge, redness, cloudiness or eyelid concerns
– Checking skin & coat for dryness, parasites or lumps.
– Examining feet & nails
– Examining ears for signs of infection, mites, discharge or polyps
– Examining mouth and teeth, looking for signs of tartar buildup, infection, damage, tooth decay or periodontal disease
– Palpating the abdomen to see if internal organs appear normal and check for signs of discomfort
– Feeling along the body for hints of illness including swelling, evidence of lameness or signs of discomfort.
During your pet’s routine wellness exam, the veterinarian will also check whether they require preventive care, or if your dog is due for any routine vaccinations.
Puppies and kittens need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get them off to their healthiest possible start.
We’ll give your new best friend a complete physical examination, provide appropriate immunizations and administer deworming medication. We will also test your puppy or kitten for intestinal parasites.
We hope that you will feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both at your appointments or following your visits with us.
Once your pet’s initial appointment is complete, you will return periodically for your dog or cat’s essential booster shots.
With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, geriatric dogs and cats continue to live longer than ever.
As your pet ages, regular wellness examinations become increasingly important to ensure their continuing health and longevity.
In addition to the annual routine procedures we perform on all adult pets, we will give special attention to your senior pet’s potential age-related conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision. Additional laboratory tests will also provide information about your geriatric pet’s overall health.