To keep tabs of your pet's health, a veterinarian needs to see it regularly. Annual pet wellness visits make it possible for Dr. Allen Bolt to update your pet on its vaccination boosters and to check its health. It's never too late to get started with regular exams for your pet. Bring your animal to us at Animal Health and Medical Center in Abilene, TX, for wellness exams or to start on this healthy habit for your pet.
Why Wellness Visits Help Your Pet
As your pet ages, its body will develop and change, as will its health. To monitor small changes that could indicate developing diseases or physical conditions, our vet needs regular assessments of your pet. By catching diseases in their early stages, your animal may have a better prognosis than if our vet doesn't spot the problem until the condition becomes severe. A wellness exam also gives a vet a chance to update your pet's booster shots for optimum disease prevention.
How Often to Schedule Pet Wellness Visits
The frequency of wellness visits depends on your pet's age and health. For example, pets with chronic conditions such as cancer or diabetes may need to see our vet more often than healthy adult pets. Very young and very old pets will also need more frequent wellness visits because their bodies change so quickly that our vet needs to evaluate their health more often.
Generally, adult pets will need at least annual pet wellness visits. If you have concerns about your pet's particular situation, feel free to ask Dr. Allen Bolt during your pet’s wellness visit.
What to Expect During Pet Wellness Visits
During a wellness exam, our veterinarian will take your pet's vital signs and evaluate its body for signs of problems. If it needs booster shots or vaccines, our veterinarian will administer those to your pet during the visit. Depending on your pet's age, it may also need blood work.
You can ask about flea and tick prevention or treatment options for your pet. If your pet needs spaying or neutering, the wellness exam lets our vet verify that your pet is ready for the procedure. Because your pet's health remains in your hands between wellness visits, ask our vet for advice on how to keep your pet healthy in addition to keeping up with regular pet wellness visits.
Bring Your Pet to See Dr. Allen Bolt in Abilene
Regular pet wellness visits will help to keep your animal healthy. Make your appointment for your pet to see Dr. Allen Bolt here at Animal Health and Medical Center in Abilene, TX. Phone us at (325) 695-7140 or submit your question to our staff online.