Wellness is essential to your pet’s overall health and happiness.
Pets can experience significant health changes in as little as six months. For this reason, regular wellness exams are encouraged. Depending on age and health conditions, your companion will benefit from annual or semi-annual wellness exams to maintain health and prevent disease. This gives us more treatment options and a greater likelihood for treatment success. A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
During a wellness exam, our veterinarian will perform a thorough nose-to-tail physical examination assessing all major bodily systems for abnormalities. We will check your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, dental health, pulmonary health, weight, skin and coat, joints, and abdominal region. If we suspect an area of concern, we may recommend additional testing for the health and safety of your pet.
You can expect your veterinarian to:
Perform a comprehensive physical exam
Recommend vaccinations and necessary diagnostic testing
Assess health trends and indications of illness such as weight gain or loss
Discuss your pet’s behavior, diet, and activity level