At Glastonbury Animal Hospital we know how important pet wellness exams are. These examinations are vital for the overall health of your pet. These exams are essential to detect changes in your pet's health and help the veterinarian diagnose and treat a problem before it becomes detrimental to your pet's quality of life.
Why is pet wellness care important?
Pet wellness care establishes a baseline that helps the veterinarian spot issues while they are still in their early stage. Additionally, with regular wellness exams, your veterinarian can develop a game plan that best suits your pet and reduces the chance of it experiencing diseases, such as diabetes.
How often should my pet have a wellness exam?
The frequency of pet exams depends on several factors, the biggest factors being how healthy your pet currently is and its age. A comprehensive pet exam completed once a year is usually sufficient for young pets and those who are healthy. For older pets, it is typically recommended to have a thorough pet exam every six months. Keep in mind that the length between each examination may be different, and your veterinarian will discuss with you any recommendations for your pet's specific situation.
What to Expect
During the pet exam, the veterinarian will perform a thorough examination of your pet. This includes a physical examination, as well as discussing your pet's lifestyle. We may also request bloodwork and x-rays to be completed during the exam. We will also discuss pet nutrition with you to ensure your furry friend is receiving the proper nutrients to keep it healthy and happy for years to come.
Pet Dental Exams
Dental health is often overlooked by many owners because they are not aware of its importance. Pet dental exams are very important to your pet's preventative care. Just like for humans, dental health can have a direct effect on all other aspects of our pet's health. An infected tooth can increase the chance of heart problems in pets just as it can in humans. That is why it is important not to skip regular pet dental exams.
Contact Glastonbury Animal Hospital in Glastonbury, CT
If you live in or around Glastonbury and it has been a while since your dog or cat’s last check-up, now is a great time to schedule your pet’s next wellness exam. We are here to help ensure your furry friend has a happy and healthy life for years to come. Call our team today at (860) 633-8394 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.