Pet Wellness Exams
Your pet shouldn't only see the vet when he or she is ill. Routine examinations help prevent your pet from getting sick in the future and assist with early detection of possible health concerns . We will come to you to you to ensure your pet receives his or her annual exam.
What to Expect During an Exam
During your pet's wellness screening, our vet examines your pet physically. We will weigh your pet to ensure he or she is at a healthy weight based on averages for his or her breed and age. The doctor will check how your pet walks to address any issues associated with his or her musculoskeletal system. Part of the exam consists of the doctor listening to your furry family member's heart and lungs to check for issues like breathing problems and murmurs. At the appointment, the doctor assesses your pet's skin and gums as well as your pet's body for any signs of inflammation.
Your pet may receive an order for fecal testing, a urinalysis, or testing. The appointment may also include vaccinations to keep your pet protected against serious illnesses that can lead to complications later in life.
This is also a prime time for you to discuss any problems your pet is experiencing or answer any questions you may have about his or her health and wellness.
Importance of Routine Vet Care
Seeking routine vet care is vital for evaluating your pet for current health issues. Not all health issues are apparent and cause easily seen symptoms. Therefore, a serious health issue can go unnoticed until it has progressed enough to need medical treatment, possibly even emergency veterinary care. A screening can detect a problem when it is still early enough to treat and prevent serious complications
You pet's appointment is a great time for you to make sure your pet has all of his or her vaccinations. Sometimes, a pet owner is so busy vaccinations can fall to the way side. We understand that life can be crazy, we will work with you to get your pet back on track. No judgement here!
At your veterinarian appointment, you have an opportunity to ask questions and make sure you are doing all you can to keep your pet healthy and happy. Pet owner education is essential for a pet's health, considering you're the one responsible for your pet a majority of the time. You'll be more equipped with the knowledge to take care of your pet and prevent problems in the future.
Schedule an appointment with Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services by calling 774-262-7679.
Our veterinarian and staff are looking forward to meeting you and your furry friend. If you are interested in pet care services, give us a call at 774-262-7679. We are standing by ready to help you and your pet.