Keeping your pet healthy starts with you and a visit to your veterinary doctor for a wellness exam. Regular wellness exams can help detect problems in its early stages, which is especially important with older patients. A typical wellness exam can include a physical exam, vaccinations, blood tests, urinalysis, and a parasite screening. These wellness checks and vaccinations can help prevent life-threatening diseases. Without prevention, your pet could become very sick and can be very expensive to treat.
Only a professional can provide a proper evaluation of your furbaby’s overall health. Your veterinarian can offer recommendations for your pet based on their age, sex, and breed. Regular exams can offer suggestions specifically made for your pet’s diet, playtime, and lifestyle based on their health and risk factors.
What do I need to do during the exam?
Your veterinarian will start the exam by asking you questions about your pet’s lifestyle, diet, and health history. It is important to mention any unusual behavior such as:
- Excessive urination
- Excessive drinking of water
- Excessive panting
- Eating more or less than usual
- Excessive scratching
- Weight gain
- Difficulty walking, running, or getting up in the morning
In some circumstances, Dr. Sahai, DVM will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery. Having a healthy pet can provide you peace of mind and a very happy four-legged buddy. Regular wellness exams will allow both you and your pet to live a long life together!