Your pet can benefit from regular wellness examinations or checkups, which provide an excellent opportunity for the doctors at West Alabama Animal Clinic to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that may affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
What Happens at a Wellness Exam
A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits and regular activities at home.
This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due.
If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
Being Active in Your Pet’s Health Care
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other important information. We encourage you to use wellness examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Have you recently adopted a pet?
West Alabama Animal Clinic supports the movement to adopt NOT shop because we believe it’s so important to provide loving homes to animals in need.
Let us show you our gratitude for saving an animal AND freeing up shelter space for another animal in need by offering you a Complimentary Comprehensive Exam ($60 value) for all newly adopted/rescued pets.