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Preventative Wellness Exams for Your Cat or Dog in Turlock

Routine wellness exams are key to your pet's health. At Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, our vets prioritize these checkups to prevent and catch potential health issues early and provide early treatment.

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The Importance of Routine Vet Exams for Your Cat or Dog

Preventive care, including routine vaccinations and parasite prevention, plays a crucial role in safeguarding your pet's long-term physical health.

During a wellness exams vets also check your pet's physical health to check for any potential emerging concerns, review your pet's diet and nutrition to make sure they are getting the appropriate nutrients for their age, size, and lifestyle is vital for their overall health and vitality, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

By scheduling regular wellness exams for your pet, you're investing in their ongoing health and happiness. Our dedicated team is here to support you in providing the best possible care for your furry companion.

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Turlock

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Turlock vet will give your dog or cat a thorough physical checkup in order to get a complete picture of his or her overall health. Routine wellness exams at our animal hospital 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 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.

At we also offer Puppy & Kitten Wellness Plans that offer cost savings for you and all the healthcare your new companion needs. 

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With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge, therapies, and pet 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.

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Vaccinations & Prevention

During your pet's veterinary checkup at our Turlock animal hospital, the vet will also check whether your animal requires preventive care, or if they are due for any routine vaccinations.

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New Patients Welcome

Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Turlock companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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