PET WELLNESS EXAM

PET WELLNESS EXAM

A wellness exam is a medical examination, such as a yearly physical check-up, that is aimed at early detection of illness and contribute to ensuring a healthy life for your pet.

A wellness exam is a medical examination, such as a yearly physical check-up, that is aimed at early detection of illness and contribute to ensuring a healthy life for your pet.

What Happens During a Wellness Exam?

There are many steps that occur during your pet’s wellness exam. A history is taken about the pet’s lifestyle. Next, temperature, pulsing and respiration rates are recorded as well as the pet’s weight. Then the veterinarian will perform a head-to-tail exam. The pet’s eyes, ears, mouth, lymph nodes, heart, lungs, abdomen and musculoskeletal system are evaluated and recorded. Recommendations will be made for your pet’s health. These recommendations could include dental care, nutritional advise, behavioral advisory opinions and pain management. Any necessity vaccinations are performed based on your pet’s lifestyle and the duration of exemption of the vaccines. Annual heartworm and intestinal parasite screens are performed to prevent zoonotic illness( transmissible to people) and to prevent illness in your pet. Eventually, based on the physical exam and lab results( if performed ), recommendations are given to achieve and maintain optimal health for your pet.

Why Are Wellness Exams Important for my Pet? Pets are genetically wired to hide any illness. Through routine wellness questions, preventable illness like obesity, ear infections and dental infection can be addressed, and early screenings for arthritis, diabetes and kidney infection can be performed. The net outcome of routine wellness exams is early detection and prevention of infection, which entails a healthier and longer life for your pet.