A comprehensive pet health wellness exam should include equal part examination, vaccination, preventative measures, and testing. The exact set of rules for your pets’ health will vary depending on the pet’s breed, age and current health status.
During a physical exam, your veterinarian and his technicians will check for a multitude of things, such as abnormalities in your pet’s heart, lungs, eyes, ears and throat. They will also check for lumps and bumps, feel the abdomen for any abnormalities, take your pet’s temperature, assess your pet’s weight, check your pet’s heart rate and respiration, and inspect their mouth for tartar and oral growths.
Lymph nodes and joints will also be examined, and mucus membranes will be checked for abnormalities that may indicate internal organ disorder or anemia in your pet.
An early analysis and detection of abnormal findings may be helpful in disease prevention or treatment. Some tests, such as blood work, urinalysis, and fecal test, are recommended regularly.
Regular wellness exams, vaccines and certain tests, depending on the age and health of your pet, can go a long way in maintaining optimal health for your beloved friend. Call us today to book an appointment.