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Pet Wellness Exam

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The Hess Ridge Difference: The Heart of WellnessVeterinarians

Customized Care: No two pets are alike, and their medical care should not be either. Our skilled veterinarians take the time to get to know your pet in-depth, including their requirements, anxieties, and personality traits.

During a Wellness Exam, We will Address the Following Key Areas:Veterinarians

  • Questions and Concerns: No one knows their pet more than you. We start every exam by listening to changes or concerns you have noticed, and ask a series of health questions specific to your pet’s health and lifestyle.
  • Physical Exam: Our veterinarians will perform a comprehensive physical examination of your pet from nose to tail. This includes the following:
    1. General body condition and weight evaluation
    2. Oral exam assessing your pets dental and oral health
    3. Nose, ears, and eyes
    4. Auscultation of the heart and lungs
    5. Abdominal palpation for masses or pain
    6. Skin and hair coat evaluation, including checking for any masses
    7. Orthopedic examination including posture, mobility, and gait
  • Diagnostic Testing: Depending on your pet’s age, overall health, and medication history, we may recommend additional diagnostic tests such as bloodwork, urinalysis, or imaging to screen for underlying health conditions or to monitor certain parameters.
  • Nutrition and Weight Management: Proper nutrition plays a vital role in your pet’s overall health and longevity. Our veterinarians provide dietary recommendations based on your pet’s age, breed, and specific needs. We will address any concerns regarding weight management and offer guidance on maintaining a healthy body condition.
  • Parasite Control: We will discuss and provide appropriate parasite prevention measures for your pet. This may include flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, and deworming protocols. Preventing parasites is essential for your pet’s health and well-being of your family.
  • Behavior and Lifestyle: We will discuss your pet’s behavior, lifestyle, and any concerns you may have. Our veterinarians can offer guidance on training, socialization, and behavior modification techniques if needed. Should medication be needed for anxiety or other phobias (fireworks, storms), we can educate on both natural and pharmaceutical options.
  • Senior Pet Care: For our senior patients, we provide specialized care tailored to their unique needs. This may include additional screenings, joint health assessments, and management of other age-related conditions.

At Hess Ridge Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of preventative care and early detection. Regular wellness exams allow us to establish a baseline for your pet’s health and catch potential issues before they become more serious. Contact us today to schedule a wellness exam for your beloved pet, or to learn more about our comprehensive veterinary services. We look forward to providing exceptional care for your furry family member.