The Importance of Pet Exams from Animal Health and Medical Center
The vast majority of pet owners would not hesitate to bring their pets to see us if they were sick or injured; however, we also want to see pets when they are healthy. Just like people, it is important pets have regular checkups. There are several reasons why visits to our veterinary facility are so important. At the Animal Health and Medical Center, our veterinary professionals are here to serve the pets of Abilene.
The Importance of Pet Exams
It is important for pets to see the vet at least once per year. If your pet is younger, they need to come more often. In addition to making sure your pet is growing and developing appropriately, prevention through annual or regular pet exams can help indicate signs of injuries and illnesses before they occur. Unlike people, pets cannot speak to us when something is wrong. Therefore, they need to have an annual exam.
Topics Covered at an Annual Exam
During an annual exam, we will perform the usual physical exam, but we also discuss a variety of important topics. Some of the topics the vet will mention include:
- Dental Health: The vast majority of pets will have a dental disease at some point in their life. It is important to make sure dental care is controlled. Otherwise, this can lead to serious issues not only orally but can lead to fatal issues for your pet.
- Behavior: We know that many pet owners have concerns about the way their furry friend is behaving. This visit is a perfect time to discuss these topics. Sometimes, your pet’s behavior can be a sign of health issues that have occurred.
- Nutrition and Exercise: While obesity is a major problem in people, it is also a concern among pets. This is a chance for the veterinary team to review the pet’s diet and make sure that they are exercising as they should.
These are a few of the most important topics that are covered at a pet wellness exam.
Come and visit the Animal Health and Medical Center Today
At the Animal Health and Medical Center, we are here to serve the pets of Abilene. At our veterinary center, we are led by Dr. Allen Bolt and we are happy to take care of you and your pet. At our medical center, your pet is our top priority. Call (325) 695-7140 today to make an appointment!