$39 Health & Wellness Exam
If it’s been a while since you’ve been in, come in for a checkup for just $39.
- Weigh-In. Every visit, we weigh your pet to determine whether he or she is at a normal weight, give nutritional counseling or exercise recommendations, when appropriate.
- Skin and Eyes. Your veterinarian will check your pet’s skin and coat, as they are often great indicators of a pet’s overall health. When examining the eyes, we check for irregular or abnormal responses to light, discharge, or redness in your cat and dog, as well as examine the structures in the back of the eye. In aging pets, we look for signs of cataracts, which may cloud the vision of your pet’s eye lens, and if left untreated, deteriorate into blindness.
- Sound Check. When you come in for a health exam, we check the ear flaps, deep ear canals and ear drums for any abnormal smells, redness, the presence of infection, parasites (such as ear mites), growths or tumors.
- Nose and Mouth. Your pet’s nose will also be examined by your veterinarian for any abnormal appearance or discharge. Then we will examine the inside of your pet’s mouth to look at their dental health and check for abnormal masses, smells, or swelling. This helps to detect any signs of periodontal disease, since dental health is an important contributor to a healthy pet. (Regular brushings can greatly improve your pet’s dental health, and overall quality of life.)
- Full-Body Review. Your veterinarian performs a detailed inspection of your pet’s legs, joints, abdomen and anal sacs, to check for any unusual reactions, such as the appearance of pain or abnormal lumps. If a stool sample is available, we can also perform tests to check for parasites (may require an additional fee).
- Heart and Lungs. Using a stethoscope, your veterinarian will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs to check for heart murmurs and abnormal lung sounds. If your dog or cat is due for any routine vaccinations or laboratory work, your veterinarian will take care of these needs during your pet’s visit. For example, your veterinarian will test your dog yearly for heartworms. Older pets may also have blood tests to check their kidneys, liver, and other internal organs.