Comprehensive Physical Wellness Examinations
Comprehensive physical wellness examinations for your dog or cat are the center of preventive health care and are recommended annually. These wellness exams allow our veterinarians to evaluate your pet’s immediate health care needs. Once your pet reaches senior age (about 7 years for dogs and cats) or gets diagnosed with a medical condition we may recommend more frequent exams.
During our comprehensive physical wellness examinations we inspect your pet from ear to tail. Our veterinarians will check your pets’ ears, eyes, teeth, do a full body review, which includes an abdominal palpation, as well as manipulating legs and joints and listen to their heart and lungs. They also will evaluate your their coat, skin and weight.
As part of our annual recommendations we strongly encourage heartworm testing and stool sample checks, which can be performed at the same time as your pets wellness exam. In addition to regular heartworm test we offer a heartworm wellness profile, which includes a partial chemistry and allows us to check liver and kidney values.
With a comprehensive physical wellness exam and recommended lab work we may be able to diagnose diseases in their beginning stages, even before your pet is showing any obvious signs. Detecting any medical problem early can help ensure a better prognosis and treatment.