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Importance of Pet Exams

Your pet relies on you for health and wellness. You can rely on Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton for the preventative care services your pet needs to enjoy good health. Pet exams play a key role in pet preventative care. Here’s why they’re so important to your puppy, kitten, dog, or cat’s health.

What Are Pet Wellness Exams?

Through pet exams, our veterinarian can keep track of your pet’s health. We recommend you schedule an annual wellness exam for your puppy, kitten, dog, or cat. Senior pets may need to be seen more often due to their delicate health. Quality pet care begins with routine wellness exams.

During a pet exam, our veterinarian will inspect your pet for signs of health issues or disease. We’ll look at his eyes, nose, ears, and mouth, check his skin and fur, palpate his abdomen, and examine his joints. We’ll also listen to his heart and lungs. If we detect abnormalities in any of these areas, we’ll order blood, urine, fecal, or skin tests to get an accurate diagnosis for any medical condition. At this time, we may update your pet’s vaccinations, if he is due for a booster, to ensure he's protected against disease. We’ll also ensure his parasite and heartworm protection is up to date.

If you have questions concerning your pet's health, behavior, or veterinary care, this would be a good time to ask. We're more than happy to help you meet your pet care needs.

Importance of Pet Exams

Pet exams give our veterinarian an opportunity to detect health problems in their early stages when they're easiest to treat. Prompt treatment can help expedite your pet's recovery. It can also prevent minor issues from escalating into major health problems that can cause extensive damage or require lengthy treatment. In some cases, our vet can prevent health problems altogether to spare your puppy, kitten, dog, or cat unnecessary pain.

Our Pleasanton Veterinarian Provides Quality Veterinary Care

To schedule a wellness exam or other preventative care measure for your pet, contact Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton by calling 925-734-8387 today.

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