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Physical Examination

Physical examinations from nose to tail are the foundation of our practice as it allows our veterinarians to evaluate your pet’s physical health both in wellness and sickness, and identify any areas of concern. Since pets cannot vocalize their feelings, the regular physical exam along with your at-home observations help us to assess your pet’s overall health.

During your visit, our team will collect a complete history of your pet’s recent health. Don’t forget to mention any unusual behavior that you have noticed in your pet, including:

We will also want to know about your pet’s daily behavior, including their diet, how much water they drink, and their exercise routine. Do let us know if your pet has any trouble getting up in the morning, shows any signs of weakness or unbalance, or shows an unwillingness to exercise.

Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, age, and other factors, we may also ask about your pet’s exposure to fleas, ticks, heartworms and intestinal parasites. Our veterinarians will develop an individualized treatment and/or preventative plan to address these issues.

After the examination, we put emphasis on educating our clients of our findings and presenting detailed treatment plans to help solve problems.

Also, every year for a dog or cat is roughly equivalent to five to seven human years (see our chart HERE), so it is important that your pet receives a wellness exam at least yearly. As your pet enters their senior years, more frequent exams are recommended. Many aspects of your pet’s health can change in a short amount of time - we want to catch any metabolic abnormalities early.