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Pets can develop health issues that can affect their quality of life if they are not treated. Bringing your pets Callfield Companion Animal Clinic for preventative exams gives our Wichita Falls veterinarian an opportunity to detect health problems early or lower the risk of health issues in general. Find out more about why these exams are so important for pets and what to expect during them.
Dogs and cats can have health problems at any age. In some cases, these health issues are associated with genetic factors, while other problems occur due to the aging process, wear and tear or other factors. Finding these problems as early as possible and beginning a treatment program helps lower the risk of having complications occur. Since some complications can be life-threatening, preventive dog and cat wellness exams are a crucial part of pet care.
For younger pets, preventative exams can help our veterinarian in Wichita Falls detect any problems with their growth and development. These exams are also when puppies and kittens typically receive their vaccinations, along with any parasite control they might need. Vaccinations help provide them with protection from rabies, distemper and other infectious diseases that can be deadly. As puppies and kittens get older, they will continue to receive updated vaccinations at their preventative exams.
When you bring your pets to Callfield Companion Animal Clinic for preventative exams, our veterinarian will examine different parts of their body to look for signs of health problems, such as infections or illnesses. Our veterinarian will also check their vital signs, such as listening to their heartbeat to rule out possible heart problems. Pets also have their teeth checked for signs of gum disease or other dental problems. During these preventative exams, you can discuss any concerns you have about your pet’s health or behavior. If any diagnostic tests are needed, we can conduct them during the exam and let you know what the results are.
In order to help your pets stay as healthy as possible, you should plan on bringing them in for preventative exams once a year. If your pets have any ongoing health problems or conditions, our veterinarian will let you know if you should bring them in more often for checkups.
If your pet is due for a veterinary exam, please contact Callfield Companion Animal Clinic to schedule an appointment. Our veterinary team can check your pet’s overall well-being and provide treatment if we find any health issues.