A wellness exam is a routine medical examination that is performed in order to monitor and optimize your pet’s health and assesses your pet’s current health condition. This will give our veterinarians the proper information to help discover any underlying hidden diseases or conditions, and allow for an early diagnosis and curative treatment that will ensure your pet’s longevity.
During a routine wellness examination, your veterinarian will ask you questions about your pet’s diet, exercise, thirst, breathing, behavior, habits, elimination patterns (i.e., bowel movements and urination), lifestyle, and general health. Your veterinarian will also perform a physical examination of your pet.
Based on your pet’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian will then make recommendations for specific preventive medicine treatments such as vaccination, parasite control (including preventive treatments for fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworms), nutrition, skin and coat care, weight management or dental care. In addition, your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s individual circumstances and decide whether any other life-stage or lifestyle recommendations would be appropriate. When you book the appointment, please ask whether you should bring in a urine or fecal sample.