Regular check-ups can keep your pets healthy
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular preventive health examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, these examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A preventive health examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use this visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a preventive health examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress. Our professional team can oftentimes detect early signs of a disorder before it becomes evident to you.
A preventive health 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.
Finally, preventive health examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other diagnostic procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care. In this way, we are able to tailor our medical and surgical services to fit your pet’s needs.