Regular wellness exams are essential to your pet’s preventative care routine, ongoing wellness, and longevity. At White Haven Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians strive to provide our patients with regular care and pet parents with all the information they need to give their furry friends the best in life. Our wellness exams and services are designed to keep your pets as healthy as possible by optimizing their wellness and preventing avoidable illness.
Why Wellness Appointments Are So Important for Pets
Wellness examinations not only provide veterinarians with the opportunity to administer vital preventative treatments, but they also give us a chance to get to know your pets when they are normal and healthy. As a result, we’re able to record a baseline of your pet’s regular health, disposition, and appearance, which enables us to better recognize the slight changes that could indicate early signs of health problems. Detecting and diagnosing disease early in pets greatly improves the chances of successful treatment and recovery.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam
Comprehensive Physical Exam and Health Screening
Each wellness examination begins with a whiskers-to-tail physical examination. We might also recommend running a basic blood panel, intestinal parasite screening, and/or additional diagnostic tests to further screen pets for early signs of health problems.
We’ll discuss your pet’s options when it comes to determining the best schedule of core and non-core vaccines and parasite preventatives based on your pet’s individual exposure risk.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling
We also talk with pet parents about their pet’s nutrition, environment, exercise, behaviors, and dental care to help you care for your pet in between veterinary appointments. We’ll assist you with providing your pet a balanced diet based on his individual weight-management needs and help you address any behavior problems that might arise. In addition, we can recommend dental-friendly treats and toys to keep your pet’s teeth and gums in top shape.
Personalized Pet Care
Our veterinarians personalize each patient’s care to optimize your pet’s health and wellness. We’ll base our specific recommendations on your pet’s species, breed, age, condition, medical history, environment, and lifestyle to provide our patients with the best possible care that’s been designed to meet all their individual needs.
Schedule Your Pet's Next Exam in White Haven
Healthy adult dogs and cats should visit the veterinarian once per year for a wellness examination, vaccine boosters, and a checkup. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets living with chronic medical conditions typically require more frequent veterinary visits to complete their vaccinations, perform health screenings, and to continue ongoing pain management or prescription medications.
To learn more about our comprehensive pet care services or to schedule your pet’s next wellness exam, contact White Haven Veterinary Hospital today.