Our Pet Vets offers convenient locations in the San Diego and La Mesa areas for quality pet care. One of the important pet care services we provide is pet wellness exams. Similar to regular visits to your doctor and dentist, these exams promote a healthy lifestyle for your pet and ensure any issues are detected early. You may have some questions about what a pet exam involves. We've answered a few of the most common ones below. If you have other questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, please call our office.
What's involved in a pet wellness exam?
During the exam, the vet technician and veterinarian will examine many of your pet's vital signs, such as your pet’s respiration rate and pulse. We will check your pet's weight and temperature and ask you about any changes in behavior or activity you have noticed. We will perform an oral exam, check the eyes and ears, observe how your pet moves, and assess for any signs of pain or discomfort.
In some cases, these exams may include bloodwork, as well as fecal and urine samples. Analyzing these samples helps identify infections, parasites, or other issues that may need attention. Vaccinations, heartworm tests for dogs, and feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus tests for cats may also be scheduled during the exam.
How often should my dog or cat have a pet check-up?
The frequency of visits depends on the age of your pet. Puppies and kittens grow quickly and may require more frequent visits in the beginning, while most adult pets will be fine with an annual visit. Older pets usually need more frequent visits to ensure their care and detect any complications early on.
What should I do to prepare for a pet wellness visit?
When scheduling an appointment, inform our staff if your pet has experienced any noticeable changes in diet, behavior, or activity. If this is your first visit to our facility, please provide information about your pet's history and any other places it has received care.
During the pet exam, it's important to have a conversation with the technician and veterinarian about any concerns you may have. We can also provide recommendations for preventative care, such as vaccines, parasite prevention tips, dental care, and other activities to promote your pet's well-being.
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