Pet Wellness

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All members of your family- including your pets- need ongoing wellness care to ensure a long and healthy life. The information taken by your veterinarian at each examination becomes part of your pet's permanent medical history and can be critical if an emergency or sudden illness arises.

Wellness visits involve the assessment of your pet's overall health, weight, body condition and any aging changes in addition to the complete evaluation of all major body systems, and will include:

  • Weight
  • Temperature
  • Body condition
  • Coat and skin quality
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Respiratory function
  • Teeth and gum conditions
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat
  • Rectal/anal sac condition
  • Abdominal palpation to detect abnormal intestine, kidney, liver or spleen size, as well as detect large tumors from these organs
  • Lymphatic system
  • Basic neurological system
  • Musculoskeletal system

Any changes in a pet's behavior- their main form of communication with you- is important and should be passed along to the doctor. Noting differences in behavior is important in the early detection of problems and reduction of potential health risk factors.