Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

pet wellnessOur pet’s health and wellness is a top priority, which is why we offer pet exams in Rancho Cucamonga. Here at Alta Rancho Pet and Bird Hospital your veterinarians Dr. Reid Shufer and Dr. Kathy Henderson are committed to your pet’s health care. Starting with a comprehensive pet exam, and followed by regularly scheduled wellness exams, we can help your pet live a healthy life.

What is Included With Pet Wellness Exams?

Your pet will be given a comprehensive physical that typically includes an external and internal examination. We may provide blood tests and wellness panels to check for internal conditions, as well as a urinalysis to check kidney function. Parasite and pest screening is generally included in an exam. Heartworm prevention and deworming are included in an exam as part of the preventive care approach.

How Often Should My Pet be Examined?

As your veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga we follow the American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines for scheduling pet exams. According to the AVMA all pets should have at least one wellness exam each year. This is to provide preventative care and detect diseases in the earliest stages. However, for pets that are in their senior years or in ill health we recommend getting a bi-annual pet wellness check.

How Do I Prepare My Pet for a Wellness Exam?

Contact our office to find out if you should fast your pet before their exam. You may also be asked to bring in fresh fecal or urine samples. Other ways to prepare for the exam include listing all foods your pet eats including table scraps and treats. You can also write down a list of questions you have for the vet at the animal hospital in Rancho Cucamonga regarding your pet’s health and behavior.

Contact Your Vet in Rancho Cucamonga

If you are ready to move forward with pet wellness exams for your furry family members, reach out to your vet in Rancho Cucamonga. We are currently offering a free pet exam for new clients, limit one exam per household. Contact our office at 909-297-1813 to schedule your pet exams at Alta Rancho Pet and Bird Hospital.