Pet wellness exams are vital in keeping your pet healthy and identifying any medical conditions. Seeing our veterinarian at Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in Norfolk, VA, for a routine pet exam allows us to asses their health, heart, and lungs. We’ll also check for any skin irritations, such as signs of excessive dandruff and provide the necessary treatment to improve your pet’s health.
What Happens During a Pet Exam?
When you take your pet to the veterinarian regularly, it allows us to monitor their health and prevent any complications or illnesses from progressing. During a wellness examination, we will ask you questions about your pet’s diet, thirst, exercise, behavior, habits, elimination patters for bowel movements and urination, lifestyle, and overall general health. Then our vet will physically examine your pet and check their heart and lungs for any abnormalities.
What Does Our Veterinarian Check During a Pet Exam?
Our veterinarian checks various aspects during a routine exam, such as their heart, lungs, skin, fur, eyes, and ears. We will also check for dandruff, fleas, ticks, and may recommend medications, collars, dips, or shampoos. Our vet will watch how your pet stands, walks, and to see how alert they are. Along with this, we’ll also examine their oral health. We may also order lab tests to check the blood, urine, and stool for any signs of health conditions.
How Often Should My Pet See a Veterinarian?
You should bring your pet to the veterinarian at least once a year for routine checkups, preventative care, and vaccinations. Depending their age, health, and breed, additional visits may be needed. For example, you should visit us with your puppy a few times within the first six months for checkups and required vaccinations. For adult pets, you should us at least once a year unless recommended otherwise by our veterinarian.
Schedule a Pet Wellness Exam Today!
If it has been a while since you visited our veterinarians with your pet, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive exam. The veterinary care team at Boulevard Veterinary Hospital provides quality services for all our furry friends in Norfolk, VA and Our team is committed to providing the necessary treatments that will help your cat or dog stay healthy. Contact us at (919) 942-5117 to learn more about the services that we offer and to set up a consultation with our vet. We look forward to improving your pet’s health!