Pet Wellness Exams – Happy & Healthy for Life
Wellness care is one of the ways that we ensure that your pet remains happy and healthy for life. Puppies, kittens, adult and senior pets all require regular check-ups suited to their life stage. We recommend that each pet visits us at least once a year at our animal hospital in Oxford. Senior pets develop conditions quicker than their younger counterparts and benefit from biannual visits. Furthermore, pets are naturally inclined to hide illness or discomfort due to instinct. With full nose-to-tail examinations and state-of-the-art diagnostics, underlying concerns are detected or prevented altogether.
What Pet Exams Include
Some of the care during pet exams are performed for every pet regardless of their health and life stage. The following are what is typically included:
- Full body physical exam to check vital signs, skin, eyes, ears, mouth, joints and movement, and more
- An oral examination and recommended treatment. We may recommend a professional dental treatment.
- Discussion with you regarding changes you’ve observed in your pet’s behavior, temperament, appetite, health, activity levels, and more
- Discussion of parasite prevention
The same as every human doctor visit is different, we customize visits according to your pet’s specific needs. If a physical examination detects possible conditions, we may run additional testing to determine the cause. If you have a puppy or kitten, vaccines are administered during pet exams and other important preventative services.