For most of us, keeping our pets healthy and safe is nearly as important as keeping the rest of our family safe. Pets are truly an extension of our families, and we want to keep them feeling great through every facet of their life. Ongoing veterinary care is an essential part of keeping them well. A yearly wellness exam is critical in keeping your pet healthy. At Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton, we take the health of your pet seriously. Our team will be on the lookout for possible health issues that could impact your pet during his or her exam.
Nose to Tail Exam
During your pet's exam, we will perform a complete exam to ensure he or she is healthy. During this exam, our veterinarian will examine your pet's eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. We will listen to your pet's heart and lungs. We will also examine your pet's skin and fur to check for allergies and skin conditions. Finally, we will want to watch your pet walk to observe his or her gait.
If you want your pets to live a long and healthy life, you need to make sure that they are up to date on their vaccinations. We will administer any vaccinations that your pet may need during your pet's annual visit. If you have a kitten or puppy, our team will ensure he or she is on the right vaccination schedule.
Part of our vet care is ordering lab tests when needed. If your pet has any health issues, our vet can order blood tests, urine tests, and tests of stool samples. Pets will require more of these tests when they reach old age. These tests ensure we provide the proper treatment for your pet.
If your pet is going to remain happy and healthy, he or she will need preventative medications. Flea and tick prevention medication is essential in protecting your pet from flea infestation. Also, ticks carry serious diseases. Heartworm is a severe disease, and without proper treatment, it can result in death. To be sure that your pet is protected, he or she will need to take a heartworm pill every month. During your pet's annual exam, you can order his or her yearly supply of the medicine.
Contact Us for a Pet Wellness Exam from Our Veterinarian in Pleasanton
It is not uncommon to have questions regarding your pet's health, diet, or behavior. If you are concerned about your pet, his or her annual wellness check is a great time to ask any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment with us at Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton so that we can provide your pet with quality vet care. Call us at (925) 734-8387 today to find out how we can help your animal.