Regular wellness exams allow Dr. Hill to evaluate your pet's general health and to become aware of any health problems before they become serious issues. Your veterinarian may also plan to perform diagnostic tests including bloodwork and/or radiographs to evaluate your pet's health. Also an evaluation of temperature, skin and coat health, hearing acuity, lung and chest health, internal health, oral hygiene and visual responsiveness will be performed. Wellness exams are the best way to stay on top of your pet’s health! Treatment is more effective when it starts earlier, so preventative care helps your pet live a long and healthy life with you.
A few topics that may be discussed during a Wellness/Annual Exam:
Dental Care: Your pet’s teeth and the health of their mouth can affect every aspect of their life. Annual teeth cleanings maintain and improve your pet’s well-being.
Parasite Control: Preventing and eradicating parasites like fleas and ticks are easy when you administer anti-parasitic medication to your pet regularly.
Skin and Coat Care: Grooming and washing are key for maintaining proper pet hygiene. Skin and hair health prevents manage, matting, bacterial infections and more.
Nutrition: Proper nutrition supports all of your dog’s bodily processes, bolstering their immune system and ensuring normal aging, growth, and development.
Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat the root cause.