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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams

Wellness exams at Houston County Animal Clinic focus on preventive care for your pet. These routine exams help ensure your animal is in good health and aim to catch emerging issues early while they are the easiest to treat. 

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The Importance of Preventive Care

Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health. 

When you bring your dog, cat, or exotic pet in for their routine checkup, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early, when they are most treatable. 

We can also check on your pet's diet to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need for their age, size, and lifestyle. 

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Erin

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Erin vet will give your pet a thorough physical checkup in order to get a complete picture of his or her overall health. Routine wellness exams at our animal clinic include the following elements:

General Condition

Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can provide clues to their overall health. How they stand and walk, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators of overall health.

Coat & Skin

During your pet's checkup, we will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

Your pet's eyes, ears, and nose will be examined for abnormalities or discharge. We will also check the mouth for symptoms of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease. 

Internal Health

Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are vitally important to your pet's heart health. We'll test these to ensure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing. 

Lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling, and we will also examine the abdomen to ensure the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not exhibiting any signs of discomfort. 

Review of Findings

At the end of your pet's routine wellness exam, your vet will take the time to discuss any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and talk to you about your dog or cat's nutritional requirements. 

Checkups for Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start. 

We'll give your new best friend a complete physical examination, appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. 

Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both at your appointments or following your visits.

Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots

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Seniors

With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever.

While this is terrific news for pets and their owners, it means that special attention needs to be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they age. As your pet surpasses middle age, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health.

In addition to the routine wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets, we will give special attention to your senior pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision, and may recommend additional diagnostic testing. 

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Vaccinations & Prevention

During your pet's veterinary checkup at our Erin animal clinic, your vet will also let you know if your pet is due for any routine preventive care. 

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Houston County Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Erin companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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