Pet Wellness Exams From Our Abbotsford Vet Care Clinic
As strange as it might seem, sometimes the best time to have your pet examined is when there's nothing apparently wrong with him at all. That's the main purpose of pet wellness exams -- to check for any lurking ailments that might later turn into serious health threats so we can stamp them out here and now. Either veterinarian at our Abbotsford vet care clinic, Clearbrook Animal Hospital, can provide these essential exams for your pet on a regular basis.
The Important Benefits of Routine Pet Exams
Routine pet exams are anything but routine in the benefits they can convey to animals just like yours. Even if your pet seems completely healthy, illnesses or abnormalities may be developing in secret. Issues such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, or neurological complaints may not make themselves obvious to you until your pet's health has been severely compromised. Instead of waiting for the worst to happen and then investing in complex treatments, you can get the jump on many of these health problems by having your pet undergo regular wellness exams. Detailed tests and evaluations can reveal diseases and disorders while they're still in their early stages and easy to treat.
Routine exams also give you an ideal opportunity to confer with either veterinarian at Clearbrook Animal Hospital. We're more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your pet's health, while also suggesting best practices for preventing health problems between scheduled exams.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam
You may have different expectations regarding your pet's wellness exam depending on the animal's stage of life. Puppies and kittens, for example, need multiple wellness exams while they're growing toward adulthood -- not only to check on their growth and development, but also to provide additional preventative procedures such as vaccinations, de-worming, or even spay and neuter surgery. Most adult pets should have one wellness exam per year, but senior pets (aged 7 or older) should have at least two per year. A typical pet wellness exam includes:
- Checking vital signs such as temperature, pulse, and blood pressure
- Taking blood and urine samples to look for diseases or organ dysfunction
- Analysis of fecal samples for parasites
- Examination of ears, eyes, teeth, and skin
- Evaluation of your pet's motor control, sensory responses, and behaviour
- Checking to see if your pet is underweight or overweight
Contact Us Schedule a Wellness Exam From Your Abbotsford Veterinarian
Your pet deserves the longest, healthiest life possible -- and your Abbotsford veterinarian at Clearbrook Animal Hospital can help. Call (604) 859-6331 to schedule a pet wellness exam!