As a pet owner, you may see a vet for various reasons. You may need treatment for a sick pet, grooming services or booster shots to protect your pet from contagious diseases. A pet wellness exam is another good reason to see a vet. Pet exams are usually annual checkups to confirm your pet is in good health. If you live in Fairfax Station, VA, or surrounding communities, you can bring your furry friend to us at Crosspointe Animal Hospital, your local pet clinic, for a comprehensive pet wellness exam. Our animal hospital is here to help.
What Happens during a Pet Exam?
A Fairfax Station veterinarian on our team may start by reviewing your pet’s medical history and inquiring about his current state of health, diet, behavior and lifestyle. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, now would be a good time to express them so we can check them out. We might weigh your pet and take his vital signs and put this information in his records for future reference.
We may also palpate your pet's abdomen for signs of problems with internal organs and listen to his heart and lungs for heart or respiratory issues. Depending on our findings, we may perform diagnostic tests to check for parasites or hidden internal issues.
Importance of Pet Exams
When you have a sick pet, don’t hesitate to take him to a veterinarian on our team for treatment. When your pet appears healthy, however, you may wonder if a wellness checkup is really necessary. Annual pet exams, however, play an important role in detecting and preventing major health issues so your pet can stay healthy long-term.
Through a routine checkup, we may uncover a hidden medical issue that you were unaware of due to lack of symptoms in its early stages. This enables your pet to get early treatment to increase his chances of having a successful recovery. Routine exams also enable a vet on our team to pinpoint areas in your pet’s care that need improvement to prevent health problems later down the line. Our goal through wellness checkups is to keep your pet healthy and happy at every stage of its life.
Get a Pet Wellness Exam from a Veterinarian at Our Pet Clinic for Your Sick Pet
To schedule a wellness checkup at our pet clinic, contact us at Crosspointe Animal Hospital, Fairfax Station, VA, at (703) 690-6600 today. Our animal hospital is here to help.