The most important component of your pet’s healthcare is a regular check up.
All pet owners should bring their animals in for an annual wellness exam. This is important, not only because it ensures a more proactive form of care this also alerts you to possible illnesses can be dealt with before they become critical. Routine exams are essential for a happier and healthier pet overall.
Remember, senior pets (dogs and cats over 8 years of age) should receive more regular check ups. Six months for a pet is equivalent to 3 years between visits to the GP for humans!
What to Expect
When you bring your furry friend in for a routine check up, our vet or nurse will first take a record of the weight, respiration, heart rate, and temperature of the patient. Afterward your veterinarian will examine the ears, nose, eyes, and mouth of your pet, as well as legs, joints and skin.
The vet will look for any abnormalities, such as lumps or masses, and then a plan will be made for diagnostics and treatment if required.
Perhaps it is discovered that your fur baby is overweight. You will then be provided with tips from the veterinarian on a healthy weight loss and management plan.
Why Check Ups and Consultations are Important
Catching any concerning health conditions early is the best way of increasing the chances of successful treatment as well as lowering the cost of overall care before any health issues can worsen.
Examinations give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet, at the same time establishing a baseline for their unique body and tendencies. That way, any abnormalities can be detected easily. Early detection is the key!