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Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital

Wellness and Preventative Care Exams

Annual wellness exams with the veterinarians at Creature Comforts will help evaluate your pet’s overall health, detect problems before they become serious, and keep them on track to live a long, healthy life.

Routine Vet Care Benefits

We follow your pet through the many phases of their lives. From specialized and preventative veterinary care during their younger years to regular wellness checks as they age, we seek to prevent and detect problems before they arise. We know your furry family member is important to you, that's why we work hard to ensure they are given only the best care through all the years of their lives.

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How Often Should My Pet Visit The Vet?

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that your pet have a wellness exam at least once every year. As your pet ages, they recommend having even more. We believe strongly in preventive vet care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of the life of your pet. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings.

Why Are Pet Wellness Exams Important?

Wellness exams give the highly trained veterinarians at Creature Comforts a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies. They also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. They also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, making future visits easier on them and you.

We believe that preventative veterinary medicine is the best approach to keeping our patients healthy. This includes annual wellness examinations, vaccinations on a one- or three-year basis, external and internal parasite prevention, and dietary management. Our veterinarians will help determine what vaccinations are appropriate according to you and your pet’s needs. We will discuss in detail what your options are to help you make the best possible health decisions for your pet.

How Do Dog and Cat Wellness Exams Work?

During a routine vet care exam, our team will start by taking your pet's vital signs. Our veterinarian will perform a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail and may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or intestinal parasite tests. Depending on your pet’s life stage, vaccines may be administered, as well as disease screenings for heartworm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, and more.

Wellness veterinary examinations do not necessarily mean that your pet is going to be subjected to complicated or costly medical tests and treatments. This allows us to prevent major health issues from developing undetected and gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy in order to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. A dental health exam and a weight check are always important parts of a pet wellness exam, and may indicate problems that can progress rapidly and have significant impact on your pet's overall health. Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy, and active life.

Schedule Your New Puppy or Kitten Exam Today

It’s very important to schedule a puppy or kitten exam with your veterinarian within their first few weeks of life to ensure they’re happy and healthy. The team at Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital will help provide a physical exam, appropriate vaccines, and will screen for intestinal parasites.

During your first appointment with your kitten or puppy, we will also answer any questions you may have regarding their diet, obedience training, or lifestyle habits. After your new family member’s first vet checkup is complete, you’ll return for his or her required booster shots in the following weeks.

Senior Pet Care Is Very Important

As pets get older, they need extra care and attention. It’s vital to schedule regular examinations for your senior cat or dog to ensure they remain healthy, happy, and active. Thanks to advancements in pet nutrition and veterinary medicine, senior pets are living longer than ever.

In addition to routine care, it’s important for our veterinarians to give special attention to your pet’s potential geriatric conditions such as mobility issues related to arthritis, vision loss, and weight management. Diagnostic laboratory testing may be recommended to provide additional insight into your senior pet’s overall health.

We Offer Wellness Care For Exotic Pets Too

Did you know specific veterinary care is needed for both reptiles and pocket pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters? Creature Comforts now offers wellness care for exotic pets of all shapes and sizes. Schedule your appointment today!

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