Our veterinarians at WellPet Humane focus on preventive care for your dog or cat during routine exams. These wellness exams serve as pet checkups, ensuring that your animal is in good health.

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The Importance of 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 wellness examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

When you bring your dog or cat in for a wellness checkup, we can either prevent health problems from developing or catch them early, when they are most treatable.

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Doraville

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Doraville vet will perform a thorough physical examination on your dog or cat in order to obtain an accurate picture of his or her overall health. Our animal clinic's routine wellness exams include the following components:

General Condition

The general demeanor and physical condition of your pet can reveal information about their overall health. The way they stand and walk, how alert they are, 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 look for signs of problems such as excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

The eyes, ears, and nose of your pet will be examined for abnormalities or discharge. We will also look for signs of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease in the mouth.

Internal Health

The heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure of your pet are all critical to his or her heart health. We'll run some tests to make sure they're all right. After that, the lungs will be examined for signs of abnormal breathing.

Lymph nodes will be examined for pain or swelling, and the abdomen will be examined to ensure that the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach are all normal and that your pet is not in pain.

Nutritional Counseling

Our veterinarians will ask about your pet's diet during a wellness physical examination. The type of food, amount of food, and frequency with which they eat can all have an impact on your pet's health, and all of these factors are simple to modify.

Review of Findings

After your pet's wellness exam, your veterinarian will discuss any concerns they have about your pet's overall health and will inform you about your dog or cat's nutritional needs.

Checkups for Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens require proper medical care in their first few weeks of life to ensure a healthy start.

We'll give your new best friend a thorough physical examination, as well as the necessary immunizations and deworming medication. We will also look for parasites in the intestine. You will be given a puppy or kitten 'kit' containing educational materials and samples to assist you in caring for the newest member of your family.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about caring for your new pet, either during or after your appointments.

Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots

Seniors

Senior pets are living longer lives than ever before, thanks to recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition.

While this is fantastic news for pets and their owners, it also means that your pet's wellness healthcare needs to be given special attention as they age.

Regular examinations become increasingly important as your pet approaches middle age to ensure their continued health and longevity.

We will pay special attention to your senior pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision, in addition to the wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets.

Additional laboratory tests for aging pets may be advised to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and well-being.

Vaccinations & Prevention

During your pet's veterinary checkup at our Doraville animal hospital, the vet will also determine whether your pet requires preventive care or if routine vaccinations are due.

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