Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination which can help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems, behavior, and diet. An organ system sheet evaluation will be gone over with you and given for your records. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress. Here at Crossroads Animal Hospital we strongly encourage twice a year wellness exams.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.