Your pet’s annual vet visit is an important part of their pet care. Pet wellness exams allow you and the veterinarian to find any issues and make sure your pet stays healthy. At Farview Veterinary Hospital in Independence, MO, our veterinarians provide pet wellness exams as part of our veterinary services. Here is what you can expect during your furry friend’s next wellness exam.
A Physical Examination
One of our veterinarians will examine your pet’s entire body. This means we will check everything from your pet’s teeth to his tail. This exam does not take long and is mostly non-invasive. The only exception may be a temperature check in your pet’s rectum. During the exam, the veterinarian can feel for any problems in your pet’s coat and skin, as well as listen to his internal organs. During the examination at our animal hospital, we can find any problems and treat them early on.
A More Thorough Examination
If our vet finds something unusual, we may need to do a more thorough examination. This will depend entirely on what we find and where it is located. Be sure to ask any questions you need to before we proceed. Additional testing can help our vet rule out certain health concerns and determine if there is anything that needs to be addressed.
We may have you bring in a stool sample from your pet. The stool can be used to check for parasites or look for digestive issues. If our vet requests this before or after the exam, you will be provided with instructions and the necessary supplies. While gathering stool may be an unpleasant part of pet care, it is important to know that your pet’s digestive system is working correctly.
Your pet will also receive his vaccinations during the wellness exam. The vaccinations he receives will depend on his species, lifestyle, and the vaccine schedule. However, they are a simple addition to the physical exam. We will likely need you to keep your pet still, but the vaccinations will be done quickly.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Independence, MO
Your pet’s wellness exam is important, even if he is generally healthy. These exams allow your pet to stay healthy by finding problems early and tracking your pet’s development. If you need to schedule a wellness exam for your pet, Farview Veterinary Hospital is here to help. Call our team today at (816) 257-5454.