The Animal Hospitals at Bideawee recommend regular preventive exams for your pet. These exams are critical to alerting you and the veterinarian to any emerging health problems before they evolve into more complex medical issues. Take a proactive approach to your pet's healthcare by getting your pet regular check-ups at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee and having an open line of communication with our veterinarians.
During a preventive exam at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee the veterinarians will complete a comprehensive physical exam. It is likely that the veterinarian or veterinary technician will draw blood for a blood test, perform a urinalysis and a fecal exam. These important steps are critical to helping the expert veterinarians get a deeper understanding of your pet's overall health.
Preventive exams at the Animals Hospitals at Bideawee
Before you visit the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee for your pet's preventative exam it is important that you take the time to update your pet's medical history online. Taking the time to fill out this form in advance will help the veterinarians understand any recent changes in your pet's health and behavior (diet, weight changes, etc.) and will eliminate the need for you to fill out forms upon your arrival.
During the exam the veterinarian from the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee will likely examine the multiple areas of your pet to get a better picture of your pet's overall health:
At the beginning of the exam your pet's temperature, pulse, respiration (breathing) rate and body weight will be taken to help determine your pet's overall health and check for signs for heart and lung disease.
The veterinarian will examine your pet's ears as they are often serve as a home for parasites. Parasite free ears aren't only healthier, they are much more comfortable for your pet.
An eye exam can reveal a host of health issues including, allergies, anemia, cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, infections, jaundice, kidney problems, and ulcers.
A dental exam will be given and the veterinarian will inspect your pet's gums, teeth, tongue and roof of the mouth for tartar buildup, dental abnormalities, fractures, loose teeth, tumors, infection and other problems.
The Animal Hospitals at Bideawee will check your pet’s skin and hair for fleas, ticks, other external parasites. The veterinarian will also look for signs of allergies, infections, and tumors that can be revealed when examining the skin during a wellness exam.
Additionally, the veterinarian will examine your pet's abdomen for abnormalities to identify any problems with the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver and other internal organs. An examination of your pet's limbs and paws will be conducted to determine the condition of your pet's bones, joints, and muscles.
It is important that your pet receives a preventive exam at least once a year when they are young and in middle age. When your pet begins to age and enter into their senior life stage it is important that you pet get more regular exams. Health conditions and the overall health of older pet can change very rapidly and the best way to keep your four legged friend healthy is to get them the proactive care they deserve.