The Importance of Preventive Care
Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention, and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When you bring your dog or cat in for a routine checkup, we can prevent health problems from developing or catch them early, when they are most treatable.
During your wellness exam, if required, your vet may also provide a consultation regarding behavioral, nutritional and/or breeding questions you may have about your pet.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical
Your Fremont vet performs a thorough physical exam on your dog or cat to get an accurate picture of his or her health. Our animal clinic's routine wellness exams include the following components:
Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can reveal information about their health. The way they stand and walk, how alert they are, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators.
Coat & Skin
During the exam, we look for problems like excessive oiliness, dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, abnormal hair loss, or shedding.
Face & Head
We examine the eyes, ears, and nose of your pet for abnormalities or discharge. We also look for signs of oral health problems like plaque buildup or periodontal disease.
The heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure of your pet are all critical to his or her heart health. We'll run some tests to make sure they're all right. After that, we examine the lungs for signs of abnormal breathing.
We check the lymph nodes for pain or swelling. We also check the abdomen to ensure that the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach are all normal and that your pet is not in pain.
Review of Findings
At the finale of the wellness exam, your vet discusses any concerns they have and informs you about your dog or cat's nutritional needs.
Checkups for Puppies & Kittens
Puppies and kittens need proper medical care in their first few weeks of life to ensure a healthy start.
We'll give your new best friend a thorough physical exam and the necessary vaccines and deworming medication. We will also look for parasites in the intestine. You'll also get a puppy or kitten 'kit' containing educational materials and samples to help you care for the newest member of your family.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about caring for your new pet, either during or after your appointments.
Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots.
Senior pets are living longer lives than ever before! This is thanks to advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition.
While this is fantastic news for pets and their owners, it also means special attention to your pet's routine healthcare needs.
Regular examinations become increasingly important as your pet approaches middle age. This ensures their continued health and longevity.
We pay special attention to your pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision. This is in combination with the routine wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets.
We may advise extra lab tests for aging pets to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's health and well-being.
Vaccinations & Prevention
During your pet's checkup at our Fremont clinic, the vet will determine whether your pet needs preventive care or if routine vaccinations are due.