Regular wellness exams at Delhomme Animal Clinic, typically recommended annually or more frequently for senior pets, help ensure your pet receives comprehensive and personalized care. They allow the veterinarian to develop a long-term relationship with your pet, monitor their health, and address any concerns or issues promptly. Ultimately, wellness exams play a vital role in maintaining your pet's quality of life and catching potential health problems early.
During a wellness exam, the veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet. This helps identify any signs of illness, pain, or abnormalities that may not be apparent to you as a pet owner. Detecting health issues early on allows for prompt treatment and can potentially prevent more serious problems from developing.
VItal Parameters Monitoring
Wellness exams include checking your pet's vital parameters, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, body weight, and temperature. Monitoring these parameters over time helps establish baselines and detect any changes that may indicate underlying health issues.
Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining your pet's health and preventing obesity or nutritional deficiencies. During a wellness exam, the vet can discuss your pet's diet, provide recommendations on appropriate nutrition, and address any specific dietary needs based on your pet's age, breed, or medical conditions.
Vaccinations and Preventive Care
Wellness exams are an opportunity for your veterinarian to ensure your pet's vaccinations are up to date. Vaccinations protect against various diseases and help keep your pet and the community safe. Additionally, the vet can discuss and prescribe preventive measures such as flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, and deworming to keep your pet healthy.
Dental Health Assesment
Oral health is crucial for your pet's overall well-being. During a wellness exam, the veterinarian can assess your pet's dental health, including checking for tartar buildup, gum disease, and any dental abnormalities. We may recommend dental cleanings or provide advice on dental care at home.
Wellness exams also provide an opportunity to discuss your pet's behavior and address any concerns you may have. The veterinarian can provide guidance on training, behavioral issues, and enrichment activities that promote mental stimulation and overall well-being.
Always a smile from the time you arrive until you drive away with your pet! It’s like visiting old friends and they make you feel like family! I honestly feel like they care for our animals like their own