Pet Wellness Exams in Highlands Ranch, CO
The medical staff at Rocky Mountain Small Animal Hospital believes that prevention is the key to your pet’s long term health as well as minimizing the lifetime cost of pet care. Our doctors highly recommend routine wellness exams, vaccinations, regular lab work, deworming and fecal checks, as well as medications to prevent heartworm, fleas, and ticks so that your pet experiences the highest quality of life that you can provide.
Most disgnostic tests can be done during your dog or cat’s regular exam. The examination is similar to the yearly physical you receive from your doctor. It is a chance to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
What Do Wellness Exams Include?
The yearly pet wellness exam we recommend includes:
- Examination of the heart and lungs
- Checking the teeth and oral cavity
- Assessing vision, eyes, and ears
- Palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen
- Skin examinations
- Palpate the joints and muscles
What Does a Complete Physical Include?
A complete physical should also include a heartworm test, fecal parasite screening, complete blood count, and blood profiles. Not only can a full chemistry panel and complete blood count identify the presence of underlying disease processes, but these tests help create a baseline should your pet become ill between routine examinations. Additionally, blood work is necessary if your veterinarian recommends a dental cleaning, removal of a skin mass, or any other procedure that requires anesthesia.
We also recommend complete blood testing annually for all pets over the age of seven.
Pet Wellness Exams Near You
Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet in Highlands Ranch, CO, call us at (303) 347-2637 or request an appointment online.