When you bring your pet in for a wellness exam, our veterinarians will evaluate your pet's health and develop a custom care plan to keep it healthy and happy. This is an important part of keeping your pet healthy, as preventive care can help catch health problems early on when they're easier to treat. A wellness exam also gives us a chance to get to know your pet and their unique health needs. At Wheeling Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive veterinary care for animals at our three locations, Chicago, Arlington Heights, and Wheeling.
Benefits of A Pet Wellness Exam
Pet wellness exams are considered part of preventative care. All pets should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. However, we often recommend bringing in senior pets more frequently, depending on their current health. Some pets could have underlying medical conditions that can only be diagnosed early during a wellness exam. With earlier intervention, it's easier to prevent serious illnesses that compromise your pet's health. Additionally, wellness exams can help owners avoid costly medical expenses.
What to Expect at A Pet Wellness Exam
Our full-service animal hospital provides extensive services to ensure your pet is healthy. Here are some of the tests and checks we conduct during a pet wellness exam:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Screening for parasites and heartworm
- Ensure vaccinations are up to date
- Dental check
- Eye and ear check
- Bloodwork can be completed to monitor body systems
- Nutritional and lifestyle coaching
Preventative Care Is Critical for Pets of All Ages
Preventative health care is important for all pets, but it is especially critical for senior pets. As our furry friends age, they are more susceptible to a variety of health problems, so it is important to take proactive measures to keep them healthy. Our animal clinic specializes in helping pets of all ages. Some common problems for older pets include arthritis, obesity, and changes in sleeping patterns. Starting with proper care early in life is also essential for puppies and kittens as they have weakened immune systems.
Make an Appointment at Wheeling Animal Hospital
Pet wellness exams are important for maintaining the health of your pet. They provide an opportunity to catch problems early on when they're easier and less expensive to treat. In addition, preventive care can help extend your pet's life. Contact Wheeling Animal Hospital today if you have any questions about pet wellness or would like to schedule a wellness exam for your animal!