The Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

As a pet owner, you want what's best for your furry friend. You feed him healthy food, ensure he gets plenty of exercise and take him to the vet for regular check-ups. But have you ever thought about taking him in for a wellness exam? Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati offers pet wellness exams as part of our comprehensive pet care services.

The importance of Pet Wellness Exam

What is a Pet Wellness Exam?

A wellness exam is a preventative healthcare measure that allows our veterinarians to detect and treat any potential health problems your pet may have before they become serious. It's important to remember that many health problems don't show any symptoms in the early stages, so by the time your pet shows signs of illness, the problem may have already progressed to a serious stage. After the pet wellness exam, our veterinarians may recommend procedures such as dog grooming, pet dental care, or pet surgery, depending on your pet's individual needs.

What Does a Pet Wellness Exam Include?

A wellness exam includes a complete physical examination from nose to tail and a thorough evaluation of your pet's weight, diet, and lifestyle. It's also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about your pet's health or behavior.

Pet Wellness Exams Are Important

Wellness exams are important because they allow a veterinarian to catch potential health problems early when they are most easily treatable. Early detection and treatment can save your pet a lot of pain and suffering and save you money on veterinary bills.

We can also conduct a pet dental exam to check for signs of dental disease. In addition, wellness exams are important for senior pet care. As your pet ages, he may be more at risk for developing age-related health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, and kidney disease. A wellness exam can help catch these problems early and give your pet a better quality of life in his senior years.

How Often Should Your Pet Have a Wellness Exam?

Most pets should have a wellness exam at least once a year. Puppies and kittens may need to come in more often for exams and vaccinations. Senior pet care is also important and we may recommend more frequent wellness exams for older pets.

Schedule a Pet Wellness Exam with Our Veterinarians in Cincinnati

Is it time for your pet's wellness exam? Schedule an appointment at Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati. We offer comprehensive pet care services, including pet wellness exams, vaccinations, pet dental care, dog grooming, and pet surgery. Call our team today at (513) 574-5000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.