Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center provides pet wellness care exams for dogs and cats of all ages. Regular pet wellness visits are an important component in your pet’s healthcare routine allowing us to evaluate your pet’s general health and to identify any problems before they escalate into something serious.
Throughout your pet’s lifetime, we will offer individualized recommendations based on his or her life stage and other factors. We are also able to provide recommendations on behavioral issues, proper care, or dietary questions.
What to Expect at a Wellness Exam
Your pet’s health is important to us, and we want to partner with you to keep your pet healthy and happy throughout their life. Our wellness exams include:
- A thorough physical exam—we inspect your pet from nose to tail
- Visually inspect the skin, fur, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, abdomen, and joints
- Carefully listen to the heart and lungs
- Evaluate weight and body condition—obesity can lead to a myriad of health problems
- Vaccination review
- Parasite evaluation and control
- Fecal examination to detect gastrointestinal parasites
- We prescribe regular parasite control medications to prevent both intestinal parasites and heartworms
- Blood tests
- Screening for tick-borne diseases, if necessary
- Feline leukemia and AIDS testing
We recommend annual wellness exams for adult dogs and cats. When your pet becomes a senior around age 8, bi-annual exams are beneficial for optimum care. Wellness exams provide baseline health characteristics specific to your pet, and enable us to detect changes as early as possible. Early detection and intervention using medication or adjustments to diet allows us to correct health issues before they develop into serious health problems. Read more about pet wellness exams from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Please contact us to schedule your pet’s wellness exam. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health. If you are interested in researching pet insurance options that may include wellness care coverage, we recommend visiting the pet insurance comparison tool.