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Wellness Checkup

Pacific Veterinarian Hospital Wellness Checkup Services

A Wellness Checkup provided for dogs and cats by our veterinarians is a comprehensive examination aimed at evaluating and maintaining the overall health and well-being of pets. During this checkup, an experienced veterinarian perform a thorough assessment of various aspects of your animal’s health, including physical condition, medical history, and lifestyle factors.

The checkup typically begins with a discussion between our veterinarian and you, the pet owner about the animal’s general health, any changes in behavior or appetite, and any concerns the owner may have noticed. This information helps guide the examination process.

Next, our veterinarian conducts a physical examination of your pet, which includes assessing vital signs such as temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate. We also examine your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, skin, coat, and overall body condition for any signs of abnormalities or underlying health issues.

Routine diagnostic tests may be recommended as part of the wellness checkup, including bloodwork, urinalysis, and fecal analysis. These tests help identify any underlying medical conditions that may not be apparent during the physical examination alone, allowing for early detection and treatment.

Vaccination status is reviewed, and any necessary vaccinations are recommended based on the pet’s age, lifestyle, and risk factors. Parasite prevention measures, such as flea and tick control and heartworm prevention, are also discussed and prescribed as needed.

Nutritional counseling may be provided to ensure that the pet is receiving a balanced diet appropriate for its age, breed, and health status. Our veterinarian may recommend specific dietary adjustments or supplements if necessary.

Behavioral and environmental factors are also addressed during the wellness checkup. We may offer advice on behavior management, training, and enrichment activities to promote mental stimulation and overall well-being.

Finally, the veterinarian and pet owner collaborate to create a personalized wellness plan tailored to the individual needs of the pet. This plan may include recommendations for ongoing preventive care, such as regular wellness checkups, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and dietary management.

Overall, a Wellness Checkup is an essential proactive measure to ensure the long-term health and happiness of dogs and cats. By addressing both physical and behavioral aspects of pet health, our veterinarians help pet owners make informed decisions and provide the best possible care for their furry companions.

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