Regular Health Exams for Dogs and Cats are Essential
Health examinations, performed once or twice yearly, will help determine the general well being of your pet and identify potential problems. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur and may prevent suffering.
During your pet's wellness exam, we will give your pet a full physical evaluation. We examine his or her vision, hearing, heart and lung functions, test the joints and muscles, palpate the abdomen and perform many other tests. The information we collect during an exam helps us establish a baseline level of your pet's health and allows us to better treat your pet.
Our annual exam also includes a dental evaluation. Dental care is very important, especially to our older animals. We examine your pet’s teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, tooth weakness and decay. This screening often prevents mouth pain and infections that can affect your pet's overall health.
Read more about Four Paws Dental Care.
We monitor your animal's weight so we can recommend modifications in diet or exercise if needed. During the annual wellness exam, we may discuss your pet's nutritional needs and weight management guidelines with you. A healthy body weight is important for your dog or cat to have a long and healthy life.
Our wellness exams can include