Wellness Exams

 

Wellness Exams

Preventive veterinary care is the cornerstone of keeping your pet their healthiest so that you and your pet can have more great years together. Since pets age more quickly than people do, it is critical to have regular physical examinations every 6-12 months to assess your pet’s health. See below to learn about Family Pet's canine and feline wellness exams for all ages.

Canine Wellness Care

We believe that providing preventive medicine is the best way to keep your dog healthy for years to come. Regular preventive exams will establish a baseline of health, and allows us to detect medical problems early on. During your dog’s wellness exam, we can screen for underlying conditions such as heart murmurs, periodontal disease, abdominal masses, or hormonal imbalances. Our veterinarians will also discuss your pet’s lifestyle and address any questions or concerns you may have about his or her health.


At Pet Headquarters animal Hospital, we take client education very seriously. Your dog’s annual or biannual wellness exam is a perfect opportunity to update you on the most current protocols and advancements in veterinary medicine. Each year, the recommendations and standards for core vaccinations are updated, and we are here to help you learn about which vaccines your dog needs to prevent common illnesses and diseases.
We also have a full library of brochures and documents available with helpful information on topics like geriatric care, pain management, nutrition and exercise, weight management, training and behavior problems, dental care, heartworm disease, and parasite control. You can find these documents both at our hospital and here on our website


Puppy Care

At  Pet Headquarters Animal Hospital, we want to establish the health of your puppy and ensure that your new companion receives everything they need to have a healthy start. We are here to provide your puppy with everything he or she needs to grow up healthy and strong. During your puppy’s first visit with us, we will perform a thorough examination to look for any potential health issues, and create a customized vaccine schedule that is best for your puppy during their first few months of life.

Puppy Vaccinations

In addition to the core set of vaccinations that will keep your pet healthy, our veterinarians will create a vaccine schedule that fits your puppy’s needs and lifestyle. This will ensure that your pet is protected from diseases he or she is likely to be exposed to. There are many diseases that are preventable through the judicious use of vaccines, so it is important to create an individualized protocol early in life to protect both your puppy and your family.

Microchipping

We recommend microchipping your new puppy so he or she can return home safely if they are lost or stolen. The unique identifier from your pet’s microchip will help bring them home safely, providing shelters and animal hospitals with your contact information to reunite you with your pet. Click here to learn more about microchipping your pet.

Your Puppy's First Visit

For your puppy’s first exam, we ask that you bring any health information provided to you by the seller or shelter. We also ask that you bring a fresh stool sample, and bring your puppy on a leash or in a secure carrier for the safety of your pet and the other guests.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your puppy’s exam.


Adult Dog Care

Regular preventive care will keep your dog healthy for a long lifetime to spend with you and your family. Preventive care plays a vital role in the early detection of any future health issues, and is critical in preventing illness and disease. By establishing a baseline of health early on, we can measure changes in your dog over time, enabling us to detect the onset of diseases sooner when treatments are most effective.

Physical Exams & Vaccinations

Our canine exams include a thorough physical examination that includes an evaluation of your dog’s coat, skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and internal organ systems. At our hospital, your dog will also receive an individualized vaccination plan that caters to his or her needs based on factors including breed, physical condition, and lifestyle.

Professional Dental Exams

During your dog’s professional dental exam, we will perform a thorough oral examination and dental cleaning for your dog. For more information about the dental care provided by our veterinarians, please visit our dental care page.

Parasite Prevention Control

Our veterinarians will conduct a fecal exam and heartworm test each year to check for the presence of harmful parasites. We can also provide you with recommendations and supply safe and effective preventive treatments for heartworm, ticks, and fleas based on your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

Nutrition & Weight Management

Cultivating a balanced diet and nutrition plan is also an important part of preventive care for your dog. During a wellness exam, we will assess your dog's weight so we can recommend any necessary modifications in their diet or exercise. Learn more about our nutritional counseling services.

The annual exam is also the perfect opportunity to speak with our veterinarians about any concerns you may have about your dog’s health. We will discuss topics such as vaccines, dental care, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle or age related changes.
To schedule an exam for your dog, or for more information about our canine health care, please contact us.



Senior Dog Care

Biannual wellness exams help prevent many age-related conditions that can affect your dog’s health and comfort. Our senior wellness exams will help ensure that your companion stays in good health throughout their golden years. The senior wellness exam addresses conditions that older pets are more prone to such as bone and joint problems, hormone disorders, cancer, and diseases of the kidney, heart, and liver.
Your senior dog’s exam will include:

An in-depth consultation and review of your pet’s complete medical history

A thorough physical examination

Oral health evaluation

Comprehensive diagnostic testing that may include a blood profile analysis, urinalysis, x-rays, or other tests depending on the needs of your pet.

During your pet’s exam, we can discuss any health changes your dog may be experiencing or any concerns you have about his or her health. We can help guide you in caring for your senior dog by providing advice on nutrition, exercise, mobility, and changes in your pet’s lifestyle. As your dog grows older, you may begin to notice changes in their appearance or behavior that are a part of the normal aging process. However, the following symptoms could indicate a problem that should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible:

Sudden weight loss or gain

Significant decrease or increase in appetite or failure to eat for more than two days

Noticeable decrease in vision

Increasing inactivity or amount of time spent sleeping

Excessive panting

Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in local area (as opposed to general)

Seizures or convulsing



Feline Wellness Care

We believe that providing preventive medicine is the best way to keep your cat healthy for years to come. Regular preventive exams will establish a baseline of health, and allows us to detect medical problems early on. During your pet’s wellness exam, we can screen for underlying conditions such as heart murmurs, periodontal disease, abdominal masses, or hormonal imbalances. Our veterinarians will also discuss your cat’s lifestyle and address any questions or concerns you may have about his or her health.
At Family Pet Animal Hospital, we take client education very seriously. Your cat’s annual or biannual wellness exam is a perfect opportunity to update you on the most current protocols and advancements in veterinary medicine. Each year, the recommendations and standards for core vaccinations are updated, and we are here to help you learn about which vaccines your cat needs to prevent common illnesses and diseases.
We also have a full library of brochures and documents available with helpful information on topics like geriatric care, pain management, nutrition and exercise, weight management, behavior problems, dental care, Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Viruses (AIDS), heartworm disease, and parasite control. You can find these documents both at our hospital and here on o

At Pet Headquarters Animal Hospital, we want to establish the health of your kitten and ensure that your new companion receives everything they need to have a healthy start. We are here to provide your kitten with everything he or she needs to grow up healthy and strong. During your kitten’s first visit with us, we will perform a thorough examination to look for any potential health issues, and create a customized vaccine schedule that is best for your kitten during their first few months of life.

KITTEN VACCINATIONS

In addition to the core set of vaccinations that will keep your pet healthy, our veterinarians will create a vaccine schedule that fits your kitten’s needs and lifestyle. This will ensure that your pet is protected from diseases he or she is likely to be exposed to. There are many diseases that are preventable through the judicious use of vaccines, so it is important to create an individualized protocol early in life to protect both your kitten and your family.

MICROCHIPPING

We recommend microchipping your new kitten so he or she can return home safely if they are lost or stolen. The unique identifier from your pet’s microchip will help bring them home safely, providing shelters and animal hospitals with your contact information to reunite you with your pet.

YOUR KITTEN'S FIRST VISIT

For your kitten's first exam, we ask that you bring any health information provided to you by the seller or shelter. We also ask that you bring a fresh stool sample, and bring your kitten on a leash or in a secure carrier for the safety of your pet and the other guests.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for your pet

ADULT CAT CARE


Regular preventive care will keep your cat healthy for a long lifetime to spend with you and your family. Preventive care plays a vital role in the early detection of any future health issues, and is critical in preventing illness and disease. By establishing a baseline of health early on, we can measure changes in your cat over time, enabling us to detect the onset of diseases sooner when treatments are most effective.

PHYSICAL EXAMS & VACCINATIONS

Our feline exams include a thorough physical examination that includes an evaluation of your cat’s coat, skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and internal organ systems. At our hospital, your cat will also receive an individualized vaccination plan that caters to his or her needs based on factors such as breed, physical condition, and lifestyle.

PROFESSIONAL DENTAL EXAMS

During your cat’s professional dental exam, we will perform a thorough oral examination and dental cleaning for your cat. For more information about the dental care provided by our veterinarians, please visit our dental care page.

PARASITE PREVENTION & CONTROL

Our veterinarians will conduct a fecal exam each year to check for the presence of harmful parasites. We can also provide you with recommendations, and supply safe and effective preventative treatments for heartworm, ticks, and fleas based on your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Cultivating a balanced diet and nutrition plan is also an important part of preventive care for your cat. During a wellness exam, we will assess your cat's weight so we can recommend any necessary modifications in their diet or exercise. Learn more about our nutritional counseling services.
The annual exam is also the perfect opportunity to speak with our veterinarians about any concerns you may have about your cat’s health. We will discuss topics such as vaccines, dental care, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle or age related changes.
To schedule an exam for your cat, or for more information about our feline health care, please call us.

Senior cat care

Biannual wellness exams help prevent many age-related conditions that can affect your cat’s health and comfort. Our senior wellness exams will help ensure that your companion stays in good health throughout their golden years. The senior wellness exam addresses conditions that older pets are more prone to such as bone and joint problems, hormone disorders, cancer, and diseases of the kidney, heart, and liver.
Your senior cat’s exam will include:

An in-depth consultation and review of your pet’s complete medical history

A thorough physical examination

Oral health evaluation

Comprehensive diagnostic testing that may include a blood profile analysis, urinalysis, x-rays, or other tests depending on the needs of your pet.

During your pet’s exam, we can discuss any health changes your cat may be experiencing or any concerns you have about his or her health. We can help guide you in caring for your senior cat by providing advice on nutrition, exercise, mobility, and changes in your pet’s lifestyle. As your cat grows older, you may begin to notice changes in their appearance or behavior that are a part of the normal aging process. However, the following symptoms could indicate a problem that should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible:

Sudden weight loss or gain

Significant decrease or increase in appetite or failure to eat for more than two days

Noticeable decrease in vision

Increasing inactivity or amount of time spent sleeping

Excessive panting

Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in local area (as opposed to general)

Seizures or convulsing

For more information about caring for your senior cat or to schedule an exam, call us today.

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