Prevention is key in ensuring your pet lives a longer and healthier life. That’s why veterinary exams are so important. Your pet will go through many changes which may be so subtle they go unnoticed. With routine veterinary visits, we can keep track of your pet’s development.
What is a veterinary exam?
A veterinary exam is a wellness checkup. One of our experienced veterinarians will examine your pet from nose to tail. The doctor will begin the checkup with a thorough physical examination. We check your pet’s breathing, vision, hearing, weight, heartbeat, skin, coat, and paws for any irregularities. In addition to the physical, we perform other diagnostic testing like blood tests and imaging. These tests can detect illnesses in the early stages and assess the size and functionality of your pet’s organs. If our tests detect any health issues, we can begin treatment immediately.
When should my pet have a veterinary exam?
We recommend all pets have at least one veterinary exam annually. If your loyal companion has a known health condition, they may need more veterinary checkups to monitor the issue and adjust treatment. Senior pets also need bi-annual exams because they are at risk of developing various illnesses. Your puppy and kitten are at a vulnerable stage of health since their immune system isn’t fully developed. (They typically need three veterinary exams throughout the year.) To schedule a veterinary exam for your pet, reach out to us at 705-322-2661.