Why does my pet need a wellness exam?
You know your pet better than anyone, but our furry and feathered friends do not always show signs of pain or disease and often do not let on that anything has changed at all. Changes in your pet’s health can be so subtle and progress so slowly over time that they may go unnoticed. Yearly examinations allow us to establish a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship.
Your pet’s wellness exam and yearly exams will give our experienced vets an opportunity to identify any conditions or diseases that may be silent and asymptomatic to an untrained eye. Most diseases and medical issues are less costly and simpler to treat when detected early. Your pet may also have a more favorable prognosis when problems are detected early.
Your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, or snake will receive a nose to tail exam that includes the evaluation of vital signs and temperature, thorough oral exam, and any necessary blood work to ensure your pet is happy and healthy.
This is also a great time to discuss any changes in your pet’s behavior or dietary habits, which can indicate medical issues.
Prevention is as essential for pets as it is for humans, and your investment in wellness exams can help your pet live a longer and healthier life doing all of the things they enjoy – chasing the ball, playing with squeaky mice, or curling up under a warm heat lamp, waiting for the next cricket snack to pass by.
If you are searching for experienced vets who love their relationships with pets and humans alike, contact Mesa Veterinary Hospital.