Your Pet Needs an Annual Pet Wellness Exam
You love your pet, and you want them to be around for a long time. That’s why Van Loon Animal Hospital in Holmen, Wisconsin recommends annual pet exams to ensure your pet remain healthy and happy throughout their life!
Why an Annual Exam?
Just like your doctor wants to see you at least once a year, our veterinarians want to see your pet annually to ensure your pet is still healthy. A lot happens in a year for both cats and dogs, which is why a pet wellness exam is crucial to catch possible problems with your pet’s health before they become serious. Our pets can’t tell us when they’re feeling bad or something is wrong, and many pets won’t show symptoms until the problem becomes severe. That’s why our veterinarians want to see your pet at least once yearly so that small problems stay small.
What’s Involved in a Pet Wellness Exam?
Our veterinarians know the key to keeping your pet healthy is to provide preventative care such as vaccinations, a comprehensive pet exam, blood tests, and heartworm prevention, so your pet can stay healthy. With a pet exam, our veterinarians may perform the following tests:
- Physical exam
- Blood tests
- Fecal test
- Weight check
Our veterinarians will also give the necessary vaccinations your pet might need and may screen for heartworm, plus write a prescription for heartworm medication. Our veterinarians will listen to any concerns and answer any questions you might have concerning your pet’s health. They may prescribe medication, or a specialized diet, if your pet needs it.
What are the Veterinarians Looking for in a Pet Wellness Exam?
When your vet performs a pet exam, it is to look for any abnormalities that you may not have seen. Often, changes are subtle, and you may miss signs of potential health problems with your pet. If your veterinarian suspects there is something wrong, he or she will perform more tests to determine the change in your pet’s health. Our veterinarian will also prescribe a course of treatment, should something come up.
Call Van Loon Animal Hospital Today!
If you’re looking for the best veterinary practice in Holmen, Wisconsin, contact Van Loon Animal Hospital at (608) 526-2200 and make an appointment for a pet wellness exam. Our vets love animals and want your pet to be healthy for years to come.