The Importance of Wellness Exams

The Importance of Wellness Exams

  • The Importance of Regular Wellness Exams

The Importance of Regular Wellness Exams

When we regularly examine your pet, we establish a baseline for their health. That way we’re more likely to identify issues before they’ve progressed, perhaps even before your pet exhibits external symptoms. Prevention is easier in the long run for your pet (and your wallet!) than treating disease once it’s already advanced.

Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why we recommend annual wellness exams for young, healthy pets to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. These visits allow us to check on crucial health concerns, so we can continue to help you manage them properly. Senior pets and pets with chronic issues often require more frequent exams so we can closely monitor their health.

It’s worth noting that wellness care doesn’t just happen in our office. We can advise you on how to keep your pet well through proper dieting, exercise, home dental care and other smart strategies.

Wellness exams at Roseway Veterinary Hospital typically include checking:

  • Breed and age
  • Pet history to determine past exposures
  • Microchip status
  • Allergies
  • Vitals such as weight and temperature
  • Diet type and habits
  • Vaccine history and risk factors
  • History of viral testing
  • Parasite check
  • Mouth and teeth
  • Eyes, skin and ears
  • Digestive and circulatory systems
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Neurological system
  • Outdoor activities
  • And much more!

It’s important for us to educate our clients on the ins-and-outs of vet visits—these vital check-ups are more than just taking your pet in once a year for vaccines. It’s important to remember that prevention is always the best (and least expensive) way to get ahead of any potential problems.

If you have any additional questions on all of the things we examine on your pet, or if you’d like to make an appointment, contact us today!

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