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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams

Pet wellness exams from our vets at the Animal Hospital at Babcock focus on preventive care for your dog or cat. These routine pet wellness exams help ensure your pet is in good health and give our vets the chance to catch any emerging issues early. 

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The Importance of Pet Preventive Care

Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health. 

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

By bringing your pet in for a routine checkup, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early while they are the most treatable.

During your wellness exam at the Animal Hospital at Babcock, our veterinarians will also discuss your pet's diet to ensure they are getting the right amount of nutrients for their age, breed, and size. 

Cat after Wellness Exams in Babcock Ranch

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Babcock Ranch 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 clinic include the following elements:

Pet's 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 hair loss or 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. 

Veterinary 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. You'll be provided with a puppy or kitten information 'kit' filled with educational material to help you care for the newest member of your family. 

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.

Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, we'll set up a schedule with you to return for his or her required booster shots

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Seniors

With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge, new treatment options, and better nutrition, our senior pets are enjoying increased lifespans. 

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.

We may recommend additional laboratory tests to get a better idea of your pet's overall internal health. 

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Pet Vaccinations & Prevention

During your pet's veterinary checkup at our Babcock Ranch 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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