Preventive Vet Care
Wellness exams are a critical component in maintaining your pet's long-term health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention, and sufficient nutrition, these routine examinations incorporate regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When your pet comes in for their annual checkup, our Anaheim vets can prevent health issues from developing, or catch them early enough when they are most treatable.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical
Dogs and cats need thorough physical checkups periodically to give your vet an idea of their overall health. Regular wellness exams at Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital in Anaheim, CA include the following elements:
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 a routine checkup, our vets will inspect your pet's skin and coat for signs of issues, such as excessive oiliness or dryness, bumps, lumps, 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.
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.
At Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital we are proud to carry a number of excellent prescription foods to meet your pet's nutritional need, including Just Food For Dogs.
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. You'll be provided with a puppy or kitten 'kit' filled with educational material and samples to help you care for the newest member of your family.
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.
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 and longevity.
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.
Additional laboratory tests may be recommended for aging pets to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and wellbeing.
Vaccinations & Prevention
Amid your pet's veterinary appointment, our Anaheim vets will check to see if they are due for any routine vaccinations or if they need any preventive care.
Walk-in Exams Are Welcome
We know how busy life can get, if your schedule tends to change frequently, count on Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital to accommodate your pet's preventive care and vaccination needs at a moment's notice. Please call ahead to ensure we have a doctor available to look after your pet.