A long, healthy, happy life. What more can a pet ask for? At Animal Care of Greenville, we use wellness exams to monitor the health of your dog or cat and make sure they’re protected against parvo, heartworm disease, and other issues all year round.
These exams also give our vet team the chance to love on your pet and assess their condition fully, and see if there are any underlying problems brewing. This way, we can either send your pet off with a clean bill of health, or diagnose an issue they’re having and find a way to resolve it quickly.
If it’s been over a year since your pet’s last checkup, come see us!
What Pet Exams are All About
An exam is more than just an exam. At our animal hospital in Greenville, NC, we can administer a variety of important services to your pet to maintain or improve their current condition, and maximize their protection against illness.
These services include:
- A full, nose-to-tail physical exam
- Assessing the heart and lungs
- Checking weight and temperature
- Nutrition and behavioral counseling
- Giving your pet the necessary vaccines
- Checking their blood and fecal samples for parasites and other abnormalities
- De-worming (usually necessary for puppies and kittens)
- Administering parasite prevention
Your time is important to us, and we want to make sure you have all your questions answered. Your pet’s annual exam is the perfect time for you to bring up any questions or concerns you have about your pet, because it’s also the perfect time for us to provide solutions!
Why We Need to See Your Pet at Least Once a Year
(Don't be shy!)
Dogs and cats age about 6 years for every human year. That’s pretty fast. Due to their accelerated aging (relative to us), dogs and cats tend to experience seemingly rapid health changes. Furthermore, they have a tendency to hide symptoms of illness and injury, making it difficult to tell if something is wrong. This makes it easy for health problems to advance and get worse.
Seeing your four-legged family member at least once a year makes it easier for your veterinarian to catch health problems before they become severe. The more severe your pet’s condition, the harder it is to treat. That's why it’s important to be proactive and commit to routine health checkups.