Wellness exams

Dr. Sophie with Oliver (Cat)

Date:07 Jan, 2016

Wellness exams

Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior citizen, or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.

During a wellness exam, we will evaluate of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We will also ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is an excellent time for us to talk about about any routine diagnostic testing that may be good your pet , or any vaccinations that may be due. Even if your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes that you may not notice at home, such as weight gain or loss, or other subtle changes. This can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.

A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.