A pet wellness examination also called a “check-up” or a “physical examination”, is a routine medical examination of a pet, with the main focus as the maintenance of optimal health of your cat or dog. Having routine veterinary visits can help your pet live a long, healthy, and happy life! In these examinations, veterinarians can detect and intervene in diseases in the beginning stages, even manage the condition with medication or just doing some lifestyle changes. Those exams are vital to extending your pet’s time by your side.
How often does my pet need a wellness exam?
It depends on certain circumstances, like what kind of pets you have, your pet’s breed, medical history, age, and lifestyle. Talking with your veterinarian at Salazar Veterinary Hospital can help you figure out this, they would tell you when it’s the best time to schedule these routine exams.
The most common times to take your pets is either once or twice a year, that way it can help detect any changes that come with aging. It’s recommended that during the first year of a pet, wellness exams should be on a monthly basis, while for the adult pet annual wellness examinations are the most common, and for seniors, twice a year is best.
What happens on a wellness exam?
A wellness examination involves observing the general appearance of your pet, eye exams, full body examination of muscle tone, abdomen, joint & spine checks for signs of pain, enlarged organs, or tumors, heart & lung tests for heart murmurs, irregular beats, and clear lungs; blood work, urinalysis & stool samples, ear & mouth checkups for infection, tarter, and inflammation.
Prevention is key when it comes to your pet’s health, and making sure that your furry friend is up to date on their health, is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy.
Pets are really good at hiding illness but a thorough wellness exam with routine screening tests will help to detect early-stage illnesses, such as heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, cataracts, and more.
Early detection of any disease can extend your pet’s life, giving you many more years of quality time together, to ensure your furry friend is in top physical condition scheduling a Pet Wellness Exam is the right choice!
At Salazar Veterinary Hospital, we care about your pet’s health with our services, for every wellness exam, we check each pet from nose-to-tail, including weight, temperature, and heart rate. These regular pet wellness exams are always good practice and can help your pet avoid possible serious health problems down the road.
In conclusion, whether your pet is a newborn, in between, or a senior, they need healthcare on a regular basis so you can be sure that they’re healthy. Our staff would treat your loved one as a member of our family, we would love to meet you and your fur baby. Please schedule your pet’s wellness exam by calling us today at (407) 807-6611!