A wellness exam or “Routine Checkup” is an overall general health assessment and complete physical examination that may include diagnostic testing, blood tests, urinalysis, checking a stool sample, and parasite screening. In many cases, a wellness examination can help detect the early stages of the disease. Wellness exams are recommended for most pets at least annually, but more often (at least every 6 months) for senior pets and pets with chronic health issues. A wellness exam can help ensure your pet’s health and detect the early stages of the disease.
We will ask you to fill out a preliminary checklist along with a complete medical history of your pet in the intake form. The checklist will ask about any issues that your pet may have.
Alongside your knowledge of your pet and our expertise, we can work together to organize an ongoing, preventative health care plan for your pet.
Our preventative healthcare is dictated by the age and health of your animal and includes complete physical examinations, comprehensive blood testing, and routine vaccinations.
Creditview Eglinton Animal Hospital provides comprehensive preventive, surgical and emergency veterinary services for pets.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Some research indicates there may be long-term health benefits to spaying or neutering dogs after they have passed through puberty.
Many veterinary professionals recommend that female animals be spayed before their first heat, which can occur as early as 5 months of age. However, there is increasing evidence that this is too young as the animals have not been allowed to fully develop and grow.
Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical check-ups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When you bring your pet in for their regular check-up, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early on, when they are most treatable.
Our pets can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health.
Just like in humans, when animals eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if not brushed away regularly.
This can lead to infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. That’s why regular dental care is essential to preventing pain or disease in the gums.