Regardless of whether your pet is 6 months old, 12 months old, 2 years or 15 years old, a wellness check up provides you with an opportunity to raise any questions you have about your pet and to tell your veterinarian about any changes of behaviour or physical appearance you have noticed.
Hands on physical examination
Your veterinarian will palpate or feel your pet’s musculoskeletal system, abdomen, and head and neck areas for abnormalities. A stethoscope will be used to listen to your pet’s heart and lungs. Your pet’s eyes, ears, and mouth will also be checked for age-related problems, such as cataracts, dental problems, and ear canal disorders. In younger pets our veterinarian will also be looking for growth related abnormalities such as hip and knee health.
We can now perform very sensitive tests on blood and urine to check the inner workings of your pet. These tests are the key to early disease protection and are vital for pets young and old. If your pet requires a test, your veterinarian will discuss this with you first.