Comprehensive Pet Wellness Exams
Scheduling regular wellness exams for your cat or dog is one of the most important things you can do for your pet’s health. What is a wellness exam? Unlike a sick pet exam that focuses entirely on diagnosing and treating an existing problem, veterinary wellness exams are intended to prevent pets from becoming ill, protect them from developing chronic health conditions, identify and treat developing problems sooner and help them enjoy longer, healthier, happier lives with their families.
What to Expect at Your Pet's Wellness Exam
During a wellness exam, our veterinarian will establish a baseline for your pet’s health by recording weight, vital signs, temperature, and overall appearance. This will help us more readily diagnose health problems that could occur in the future. In addition, we’ll examine your pet from whiskers to tail, looking at their eyes, ears, nose, teeth, gums, skin, coat, and more.
Veterinary Services Offered During Wellness Exams
Vaccinations and Boosters
Core and non-core vaccinations are recommended based on a pet’s age, species, and exposure risk. We’ll discuss your pet’s environment and social activity to help you determine the appropriate schedule of vaccinations to make sure your cat or dog is well-protected from preventable diseases.
Parasite Control and Prevention
We can help you protect your pet and your family from the potentially deadly risks of parasites like heartworms, fleas, and ticks by recommending the appropriate parasite preventatives for your pet based on breed, size, lifestyle, and other pets in your home.
Optimal health begins with an appropriate diet. We can discuss your pet’s weight, activity level, age, and size to help you choose a high-quality food for your pet in addition to dietary supplements.
If your pet exhibits unwanted behaviors, we welcome you to discuss these during your pet’s wellness exam.
Depending on your pet’s age, condition, and breed, we may recommend further diagnostic tests to screen for potential disease. This could include tests, such as blood tests, urinalysis, fecal testing, x-rays, or ultrasound.
When to Schedule a Wellness Exam for Your Cat or Dog
We recommend that healthy adult pets visit us for two wellness exams per year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets living with chronic health conditions should have more frequent examinations to administer vaccinations or manage an ongoing health concern. To establish your pet’s care with Insight Veterinary Wellness Center or to schedule your pet’s next wellness appointment, contact our hospital today.