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Pets age faster than humans. While their lives progress more quickly, serious medical conditions do too. Annual wellness exams can help detect serious medical conditions and allow our facility to treat them before their status becomes unmanageable. In seeing your veterinarian annually, you have the opportunity to discuss your pet’s future health outlook, and ask questions about any existing conditions. Prior to your cat’s wellness exam, note any changes that have occurred with your cat including: vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, weight gain/loss, excessive thirst, or increased aggression. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms or has developed any abnormal behavior since their last wellness exam, please inform the veterinarian.
During your cat's wellness exam:
We examine your cat from head-to-tail, checking the vital organs for bloating or pain, and joints for any limited range of motion or discomfort. We will also check for signs of dental disease and may recommend further treatment. We will discuss diet and nutrition with you, as diet plays a vital role in maintaining good health. Cat owners are encouraged to consult with the veterinarian about their cat’s current diet and eating habits, and discuss healthier options (if any). A complementary toe nail trim and anal gland expression are also included with every exam. Our doctors may recommend lab tests or x-rays as needed for an additional cost.
Because kittens have less developed immune systems, they are far more susceptible to disease and parasitic infection. During kitten wellness exams, vital statistics are taken and recorded. Depending on the age of your pet, we might also recommend lab work to provide a comparative chart for future visits. If you get a new pet, a wellness exam is recommended to detect any existing illness so we could promptly begin treatment.
Adult cat exams
Similar to a kitten exam, our veterinarians will examine your adult cat from head-to-tail and discuss any concerns or questions you may have. If there are any pressing irregularities, lab tests or X-rays might be recommended.
Senior cat exams
Senior kitties require more care than their youthful counterparts. Because older cats are more susceptible to age-related illnesses, it is recommended that elderly cats receive a wellness exam twice each year. In addition to the thorough head to tail exam that all of our patients receive, our senior exams also include a blood pressure and eye pressure check. We recommend that complete lab work including urinalysis and blood work be performed once per year for an additional cost.
To schedule your pet’s wellness exam, contact our office today!