Wellness care is a key component in providing a full and healthy life for your pet. The wellness exam also provides an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health with one of our veterinarians. Everything from dental care, arthritis, nutrition, immunizations and any lifestyle changes are encouraged discussions.
All pets—dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, snakes, ferrets, pocket pets, exotic pets—need an annual (or bi-annual) wellness exam. During your pet's wellness exam, we will give your pet a full physical evaluation. We may recommend further testing if needed. The information we collect during an exam helps us establish a baseline level of your pet's health and allows us to better treat your pet.
Our wellness exams also includes a dental evaluation (and beak evaluation for our avian friends!). Dental care is very important, especially to our older animals. We examine your pet’s teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, tooth weakness and decay. This screening often prevents mouth pain and infections that can affect your pet's overall health. Read more about the pet dental care offered at Crossroads Animal Hospital.
We monitor your animal's weight so we can recommend modifications in diet or exercise if needed. During the annual wellness exam, we may discuss your pet's nutritional needs and weight management guidelines with you. A healthy body weight is important for your dog or cat to have a long and healthy life.
Our canine wellness exams include:
Our feline wellness exams include: