Getting the Most out of Your Pet Wellness Exam

Handshake between dog and veterinarian handAlthough pet wellness exams are vital to your furry friend’s health, they are often viewed only as a time to update vaccines, have lab work done, or get other baseline medical tests out of the way. Unfortunately, this limited view can let an important opportunity pass by – that is, the chance to discuss your pet’s health in detail and ask questions that may prove to be lifesavers or health-changers for your friend.

When considering your pet’s wellness exams, we think you should feel empowered to discuss anything we might have noticed in your pet’s behavior, appearance, diet, or disposition. For example, have you noticed that Spot doesn’t seem to be interested in playtime like he used to be? Has Mittens been hiding more? Have “accidents” increased around the house?

Developing a strong rapport with your team at Rocklin Ranch is encouraged. By establishing an ongoing relationship with you and your pet, we are better able to diagnose, screen, and generally improve the well-being of your best friend. Before you come in for an exam, keep in mind that there are some important considerations to note, prior to bringing your pet in. This homework will help create the optimal exam and allow your pet to get the most out of the visit. Continue…