At Valencia Veterinary Center, we provide exceptional wellness care to dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Wellness examinations are a vital component of your pet’s preventative care and ensure your pet’s ongoing health with regular veterinary care, nutritional recommendations, and health screenings.
Why Wellness Exams Are So Important for Your Pet's Health
Wellness exams are essential to your pet’s health because they give our veterinarians the opportunity to detect early signs of disease to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment. Most illnesses – especially chronic diseases – are much easier to treat and manage when diagnosed early. By treating an illness before it has had a chance to become serious, we can arrest its progression and sometimes even prevent your pet from experiencing unpleasant symptoms.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Appointment
Physical Examination and Health Screening
Wellness appointments begin with a whiskers-to-tail physical exam. We’ll also weigh your pet, check temperature, and record these vital signs to create a baseline of your pet’s health. We might recommend additional diagnostic testing to screen your pet for early signs of disease.
Our veterinarian will discuss your pet’s preventative care regimen including vaccinations, parasite prevention, and spaying or neutering.
Prescription Renewals and Medication Adjustments
Wellness exams provide the perfect opportunity for adjusting, renewing, and/or refilling your pet’s medications.
At-Home Pet Care Advice
In addition to creating a safe, enriching environment for your pet at home, our veterinarians can help you select the proper food, treats, and nutritional supplements for your pet. We’ll also provice you with advice regarding training, selecting toys, grooming, and your pet’s dental care.
When to Schedule a Wellness Exam for Your Valencia Pet
Healthy adult dogs, cats, and pocket pets should visit Valencia Veterinary Center at least once per year for an annual wellness exam. Senior pets or pets that have not yet reached adulthood might require more frequent wellness appointments for vaccination, developmental monitoring, health monitoring, or chronic disease management.
To schedule your pet’s next wellness exam or to establish care with an experienced veterinarian at Valencia Veterinary Center, we welcome you to contact us today.