Routine Animal Wellness Exams
Many things can change in a years time. Since animals age at a more rapid rate than humans, your pet can benefit greatly from regular yearly wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
What can I expect when I bring my pet in for a wellness exam?
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. Stow Kent Animal Hospital and Portage Animal Clinic uses the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that includes a fecal analysis that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due.
Why should I bring my pet in for routine check-ups?
If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination 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. Stow Kent Animal Hospital strives to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help our veterinarians and other staff establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, 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 examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
For questions regarding your pets health, or to schedule a wellness exam, contact us anytime.