When your pet visits our hospital for wellness care, they receive much more than “shots.” Wellness visits are a vital part of your pet’s overall health care plan and include the following services:
Thorough physical exam
Comprehensive history and discussion about problems noticed at home
Parasite screening, deworming, and prevention
Diet and nutrition recommendations
Behavior problem intervention
Baseline screening tests
With a proper preventive care protocol, we can keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.
What is wellness care for pets?
Puppies and kittens require frequent wellness visits to ensure they develop a strong immune system and grow into healthy adults. As an adult, your pet should receive wellness care at least annually. Then, when your pet reaches senior status, they’ll again require more frequent wellness visits to closely monitor their health and screen for hidden disease before they progress. With regular wellness care and disease prevention, your pet will remain their happiest and healthiest throughout their life.
How does my pet benefit from regular wellness care?
No matter what life stage your pet is in, their wellness visits will follow a similar pattern. Initially, we’ll discuss your pet’s lifestyle, concerns at home, and any questions you have about nutrition, behavior, grooming, and other health care topics. Our veterinary team will perform a thorough physical exam to evaluate your pet’s various body systems. Next, our veterinarian will create a wellness plan based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure risk. We’ll vaccinate against diseases your pet may be exposed to, and check for parasites that can also cause infection. To check for early-stage disease, we’ll run diagnostic screening tests that are dependent on your pet’s age, breed, and current health status. We’ll keep these test results with your pet’s file to monitor subtle changes, trends, and patterns that can indicate early disease. Each step of your pet’s wellness visit is designed to ensure they remain in the best of health.
All pets require regular wellness care to remain in good health. Not only can we protect your pet from infectious disease through vaccination and parasite prevention, we can also detect hidden illness before it progresses and becomes more difficult to treat. If your pet is due for a wellness exam, essential vaccinations, or other preventive care, contact our teamto schedule an appointment.
What can I expect during my pet’s wellness visit?