Wellness exams are a vital component to keeping your pet in tiptop shape from head to toe. Adams Animal Hospital recommends annual checkups for pets age 1 to age 7, and semi-annual visits after that. Puppies and kittens will need exams more often.
After a series of questions about your pet's current health and behavior, we will record your pet's weight. The eyes and ears will be examined and the mouth will be checked for dental tartar, gingivitis and loose teeth. We will look at his/her coat and skin checking for problems including external parasites, lumps and bumps. The skin and coat are excellent indicators of overall health. We will also listen to your pet's heart and lungs as well as perform an abdominal palpation, feeling for enlarged or abnormal internal organs or other masses. The muscles and joints will then be assessed for pain or stiffness to round out the complete physical examination.
All findings are noted on the patient's medical chart in order to maintain a complete history and ensure follow up on areas of concern. The annual exam is also the time to update vaccinations and perform necessary testing.
Adams Animal Hospital offers wellness package specials at unbeatable prices that include a comprehensive annual physical exam, intestinal parasite testing and other testing. See our clinic specials page for more info.