Importance of Pet Wellness Exams
Regular physical exams for your pet at Day Creek Animal Hospital, in Rancho Cucamonga, are an important part of a preventative veterinary care plan.
Vaccinations and Medications
One reason annual wellness exams are important is that they ensure your pet is current on all vaccines, such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus. Vaccines prevent disease and are an important part of preventive veterinary care. An annual visit also gives you and your veterinarian an opportunity to discuss the medications you give your pet, such as heartworm or flea preventatives, and whether the prescription should be continued as is or modified.
Wellness exams are an important part of maintaining your pet's health. During a wellness exam, we check your pet's teeth, fur, eyes, feces, weight, blood, and heart rate. The exam also provides an opportunity for you to report anything unusual you've noticed about your pet's behavior, such as drinking more water, losing appetite, or coughing. These behaviors could signal the beginnings of a disease or condition. When caught early, diseases can be managed or, in some cases, reversed. Gathering all his information helps us to detect potential problems early so that we can help you manage the disease and prevent more serious illness.
Combatting the Effects of Aging
Pets age faster than humans. Cats can begin their senior stages as early as 8. Dog's age at different rates depending upon their breed, but the senior stage can begin as early as 4 in some breeds. When we see your pet every year, we can quickly detect changes from year to year that signal that your pet is beginning to age. We can suggest wellness changes, such as diet and exercise, you can make for your pets to extend their health and life.
Contact Us, Your Local Veterinarian
Contact Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga at 909-646-7387 or online today to schedule a wellness exam for your pet. We are your veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga.