During your pet’s visit to Modern Vet, we conduct a thorough evaluation of all organ functions. We examine pets for common conditions like dental disease, weight issues, ear/skin infections, heart murmurs, skin tumors, cataracts, painful joints, and flea/tick/tapeworm infestations. Many of these problems could potentially cause extreme discomfort to your pet or, if left untreated, could prove to be fatal. However, if detected early, all of these health issues can be managed or cured effectively.
After completing the physical exam, your vet will guide you through any screening lab work that your pet may require. Tests will be recommended based on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and physical exam results.
After evaluating the physical and lab findings, your vet will review your pet’s lifestyle, diet, medication ( if any), or vaccinations (if due). Wellness exams are also a great time to discuss any behavioral challenges your pet may be facing, as oftentimes, it may be related to an undiagnosed illness. If your pet has no health issues, your vet will walk you through the best strategies to make accommodations and adjustments for your pet’s behavioral problems.
How Often Should Wellness Exams Be Performed?
The frequency of wellness exams depends on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, diet, and illness history. Usually, younger pets (below 7 years of age) require annual wellness exams. Older pets (above 7 years of age) must have semi-annual wellness exams (twice a year). Pets with potentially serious health issues may require exams more often.