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Animal Care Hospital Offers Pet Wellness Exams

Pet wellness exams are regular trips to the veterinarian, even when your pet is perfectly well. These visits to the vet ensure that your pet is up to date on vaccinations and has adequate protection against common health problems, as well as providing a chance to assess weight and overall condition. The wellness visit is also a chance to provide early detection of medical conditions that can undermine your pet’s health. Your Lafayette veterinary service uses wellness visits to provide optimal care for your pet, throughout its life.

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What Happens At A Pet Wellness Exam?

During a pet wellness exam, your Lafayette vet will have your pet weighed and will give the animal a thorough visual inspection for any obvious problems. The vet will look into your pet’s eyes, ears and mouth and listen to its heart and lungs. Any skin problems, ear discharges, dental issues or problems with weight will be noted, so those appropriate recommendations can be made. A fecal test is done to detect internal parasites. The vet may also order blood tests to determine that internal organs are functioning properly. These tests can be critical in finding heart, kidney and liver problems that can impair your pet’s health. The vet can then provide treatment to ensure your pet lives a long and active life. Veterinarians also discuss flea and tick prevention, heartworm protection for dogs and vaccinations against disease. If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health or behavior, you can take this time to get answers, to ensure you are doing all you can to care for the animal. Your Lafayette veterinarian will be happy to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs, exercise needs and other facets of animal care.

An Opportunity To Discuss Problems and Symptoms With Your Vet

Even though your pet may not be sick, the pet wellness exam offers an opportunity to discuss any problem you are having with your pet’s behavior, feeding or general condition. The exam can provide an early alert for disorders or diseases that are not yet causing severe symptoms but may become a concern in the future. Your Lafayette veterinarian understands that owners know their pets best and can provide important information on any changes in eating, mobility or behavior. The time spent talking with owners can provide critical details on the best ways to ensure the animal’s health and well being.

Make Animal Care Hospital Your Veterinarian in Lafayette LA

Dr. Guidry and the trained staff at Animal Care Hospital are dedicated to providing superior veterinary care to their patients in Lafayette, LA, Maurice, Duson, and Rayne areas. We offer wellness examinations, vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental care, spaying and neutering, general surgery, diagnostics, hospice care, nutritional counseling, and boarding. Contact Animal Care Hospital today at 337-981-0909 for an appointment to discuss how wellness exams can help to safeguard your pet’s health.

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