Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Wellness Exams at Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic

One of the best decisions you can make to preserve your pet's health is to schedule an annual pet wellness exam. Routine pet exams make it possible for your Philadelphia vet to catch health problems early when they're easier to treat. At Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic, pet exams are an essential part of your pet's preventative care. Our animal hospital can help keep your cat and dog happy and healthy for years to come through annual checkups.

 Pet Wellness Exam

Importance of Annual or Bi-Annual Pet Exams

Your pet can't tell you when he's not feeling well. In fact, pets often try to hide that they're sick to not show weakness. That's why routine checkups and diagnostics are essential for keeping track of your pet's health and uncovering signs of hidden health issues for immediate treatment. Through early diagnosis, you can keep minor problems from escalating into major health issues that require extensive, expensive treatment. Serious health problems could even have deadly consequences if not caught in time. Senior pets or pets with pre-existing conditions should visit our animal hospital bi-annually for an exam so that we can keep a closer watch on their changing health. Preventative care is key to keeping your pet happy and healthy over the years.

What to Expect from a Pet Wellness Exam

Quality pet care begins with routine wellness exams. During an exam, our veterinarian will review your pet's medical history, record his size and weight, ask questions about his health, and discuss any symptoms you've noticed that could indicate an illness. We offer nose-to-tail exams that look for signs of any abnormalities. Our veterinarian will check your pet's eyes, nose, mouth, ears, skin, and fur for signs of parasites or other conditions. We'll palpate your pet's abdomen to see if he shows signs of swelling or pain and check his joints for arthritis. Our veterinarian will also listen to your pet's heart and lungs and check his teeth for signs of tooth infections or gum disease.

Depending on our findings, we may order diagnostics in the form of bloodwork, fecal or urine tests, skin tests, x-rays, or an ultrasound to accurately diagnose internal issues. This information will be crucial for determining what treatment plan is best for your animal. A wellness exam is a good time to update your pet's vaccinations to stay protected against contagious diseases. We'll also answer any questions you may have concerning your pet's care, health, behavior, exercise, or diet to help keep your cat or dog healthy long-term.

Contact Our Animal Hospital for Quality Pet Care from Our Veterinary Team in Philidelphia

As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to keep your pet happy and healthy. The best way to ensure your pet's health is to schedule annual pet wellness exams at Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic. To schedule a pet wellness exam for your pet or to tour our facility and meet our professional veterinary team, contact us at 215-621-8959 today. 

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