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Remember, your pet can’t tell you when something is wrong, so it is up to you to take preventative measures to ensure your pet is healthy and happy. Wellness exams are the primary tool for pet preventative care, and they allow your veterinarian to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin.
Frankfort Animal Hospital recommends annual wellness examinations for young to middle-aged pets. Our veterinarians may recommend semi-annual (twice-yearly) exams for senior dogs and cats pets with chronic health conditions. Dogs and cats are considered seniors once they reach seven years of age depending on breed and species. Regular exams ensure that your pet’s health is always professionally monitored so that troubling health concerns can be recognized while still manageable.
Frankfort Animal Clinic’s wellness exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Standard testing during wellness exams includes:
- Vaccination updates
- Intestinal Parasite and Heartworm Testing?
- Ear (audiology) exams
- Eye (optometry) exams
- Dental exams
- Musculoskeletal exams
- Reproductive and urinary system exams
- Dermatology exams
- Lymphatic system exams
- Neurological exams
- Cardiovascular exams
- Lung and pulmonary exams
- Nutrition consultations
- Behavior counseling
During our examination it is important for the owner to discuss with us if their pet has any changes in their lifestyle. Some of these subtle changes that it is important for us to know may include:
- Weight loss or gain
- Increased water consumption
- More frequent urinations or straining to urinate
- New or fast growing bumps
- Lethargy, reluctance to climb stairs, decreased activity
- Shaking their head or scratching at their ears
- Excessive licking, chewing, or scratching
- Coughing more or panting
Any of the above changes along with the information from our physical exam may lead to us recommending additional bloodwork, urinalysis, radiographs, or biopsy.