Annual wellness exams are highly encouraged by virtually all members of the veterinary community because they are paramount for long-term health in pets. Having regular check-ups allows your veterinarian to catch potential health issues, such as disease or pain, at their earliest stages when they are most treatable.
The annual wellness exam is also a chance for you to discuss your pet’s habits, behavior, and care with a professional who can give helpful advice.
At the annual wellness exam, the veterinarian will conduct a full physical examination to determine your pet’s health status. This examination will include–
An experienced Texas veterinarian can learn much from a physical examination, but for insight into a pet’s complete health, we may recommend lab work such as fecal tests, blood work, and urinalysis.
A fecal test is recommended every six months, and a heartworm test is recommended yearly to check for internal parasites, one of the most common ailments that plague cats and dogs. And if you report any unusual behavior, or if we notice anything amiss during the physical examination, we may want to run blood work or urinalysis to investigate further.
If your pet is due for a wellness examination, please call our office at 214-726-0838 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.