Pet Wellness Exams in Jersey City
Ensuring New Jersey’s Animals Are in Good Health Since 1956
Pets age faster than humans. While their lives progress more quickly, serious medical conditions do too. Annual pet wellness exams can help detect serious medical conditions, allowing our Jersey City veterinarians to treat them before their status becomes unmanageable. By visiting your veterinarian at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City annually, you have the opportunity to discuss your pet’s future health outlook and ask questions about any existing conditions.
Prior to your pet’s wellness exam, note any severe changes that have occurred with your pet including:
- Weight gain/loss
- Excessive thirst
- Increased aggression
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms or has developed any abnormal behavior since their last wellness exam, please inform the veterinarian.
During your pet wellness exam, we can perform:
- A complete dental exam
- A full body physical exam
- A Heartworm check
- Lab tests (blood work, urine/stool testing, and parasite evaluation)
Puppy & Kitten Exams
Because puppies and kittens have less developed immune systems, they are far more susceptible to disease and parasitic infection. During puppy and kitten wellness exams, vital statistics are taken and recorded. Depending on the age of your pet, we might also perform lab work to provide a comparative chart for future visits.
We also examine your pet from head-to-tail, checking the vital organs for bloating or pain, and joints for any limited range of motion or discomfort. If you get a new pet, a wellness exam is recommended to detect any existing illness so we can promptly begin treatment.
Adult Pet Exams
Like a young pet exam, our physicians will examine your adult pet from head-to-tail, inspecting all of the central organs, checking joint functioning, and recording vital statistics to ensure normality. If there are any pressing irregularities, lab tests or x-rays might be necessary.
During adult exams, it is also a good idea to discuss diet and nutrition, as diet plays a vital role in maintaining good health. Pet owners are encouraged to consult with the veterinarian about their pet’s current diet and eating habits and discuss healthier options (if any).
Senior Pet Exams
Senior pets require more care than their youthful counterparts. Because older pets are more susceptible to age-related illnesses, it is recommended that elderly pets receive a wellness exam twice each year, with complete lab work performed once per year.
During senior pet exams, our physicians take your pet’s vital statistics and perform a complete head-to-tail exam of internal organs and joints, accessing any abnormalities or pain your pet might be exhibiting.
To schedule your pet’s wellness exam, contact our office today!
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