Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness exams or checkups. No matter the age, wellness exams provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical exam and develop a health profile for your pet. This could help us identify problems early and any other issues that may affect your pet’s health and quality of life. Preventing an illness is a much more desirable option than treating an illness.
A wellness exam includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits and regular activities at home.
A wellness exam 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 care and be involved in decision making.
Finally, wellness exams help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical exams, 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 exams to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. If your pet is a senior–over seven for dogs, over nine for cats–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning disease and illness develop faster as well.
Fowlerville Veterinary Clinic’s veterinarian-performed physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Wellness exams typically include:
- Ear exam
- Eye exam
- Rectal exam
- Dental exam
- Skeletal exam
- Reproductive system exam
- Internal health evaluation
- Neurological evaluation
- Cardiovascular evaluation
- Nutrition consultation
- Behavior counseling
Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at (517) 223-8812.