Pet Wellness Exam

What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam

A wellness exam is a great way to keep your pet healthy and catch any problems early. Here's what you can expect during your pet's next wellness exam in Mission Hills, CA. For dogs, cats, and most household pets, a wellness exam is a chance to check in with your vet and make sure that your pet doesn't have any hidden health issues. Since pets can't talk, it's up to owners and veterinarians to prevent problems and find problems that need attention.

Pet Wellness Exam

What to Expect

During the wellness appointment, your veterinarian will:

  • Check your pet's weight and vital signs
  • Listen to your pet's heart and lungs
  • Check your pet's eyes, ears, and mouth
  • Check your pet's teeth for signs of gum disease or decay
  • Feel your pet's lymph nodes and abdomen to make sure everything is normal
  • Evaluate your pet's skin and coat

The veterinarian may also recommend some routine tests, such as:

  • a fecal test to check for parasites
  • a heartworm test
  • a urinalysis

Additional Benefits of Wellness Exams

You will have an opportunity to ask the veterinarian any questions about your pet's health and behavior. Be sure to mention anything that you have noticed that concerns you. If you think of a question on your way home, just call. It's never too late.

After the exam, the veterinarian will develop a personalized care plan for your pet based on his age, lifestyle, health history, and any concerns identified during the exam. The care plan may include recommended vaccines, routine testing, dietary or exercise changes, and behavior modification.

You will be given a copy of the care plan to take home. If you have any questions about the plan or anything else, don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help you keep your furry family member happy and healthy for years to come.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Mission Hills, CA

A wellness exam is a great way to keep your pet healthy and catch health problems early. Be sure to mention anything that you have noticed that concerns you during the exam. After the vet finishes the exam, we will develop a personalized care plan for your pet. Call Oak Grove Veterinary Hospital today at (408) 227-1661 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Office Hours

Our front office does not close down for lunch.

San Jose Office

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed