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Why Checking Your Pet Into a Veterinary Animal Clinic is a Wise Idea

The annual wellness exam for your pet is a veterinary ‘checkup’ for your companion. These dog or cat checks should be done once or twice a year when your pet seems to be in excellent health. Routine checkups are a fantastic way to help your pet achieve optimal health by focusing on disease prevention and diagnosis. Taking your healthy cat or dog to the veterinary animal clinic regularly allows your veterinarian to monitor your pet’s overall health and check for ailments that are difficult to detect early on (such as cancers and parasites). Early treatment of developing diseases gives your pet the best chance of a successful recovery. Your veterinarian can also provide important information about your dog’s or cat’s food and activity routines during a wellness exam. Maintaining a healthy weight and getting lots of exercise for your pet are excellent strategies to help them live a long and healthy life.

When it comes to your pet’s health, we at Alpha Animal Hospital think that prevention is far better than cure, so while you’re here for your pet’s exam, we’ll make sure that your dog or cat’s vaccines are up to date.

Booking an Appointment For Your Pet’s Routine Wellness Exam

The regularity with which your pet should visit the veterinarian for wellness checkups is determined by his or her age, lifestyle, previous medical history, and breed risk for illness development. If your pet is currently healthy but has a history of disease or is at higher-than-average risk of developing a disease, visiting your veterinarian twice a year can help ensure that your pet stays as healthy as imaginable.

Just What to Anticipate at Your Furry Friend’s Routine Exam

When you bring your pet in for a wellness exam, your veterinarian will review his or her medical history with you and ask if you have any concerns about the health or behaviour of your furry friend. In addition, your veterinarian will question your pet’s diet, exercise routine, lifestyle, urine behaviours and hydration level.

Numerous veterinarians ask pet owners to give a new sample of their pet’s feces to do a fecal exam. This is because wastes can be used to detect any intestinal parasites that can be detrimental to your pet’s health. Following that, your veterinarian will conduct a physical examination of your pet. 

The Abbotsford Veterinary Animal Clinic offers various services to meet your pet’s needs. We can walk you through treatments and provide you with advice on what your pet needs to live a happy, healthy life. To learn more, please contact us today.