What Happens During a Vet Check-Up?
When’s the last time you took your pet to the vet for a regular check-up? If it’s been a year (or worse—if you can’t even remember!) it’s time to schedule a visit with Germantown Vet. But before you come in, it’s important to know what happens during a vet check-up!
Your Pet’s Vet Check-Up Checklist
Here are some of the basic things that will be covered during your pet’s vet check-up:
- Background information – we’ll ask questions about your pet’s health and get information from the person who knows him or her best—you! Depending on the type of pet you have and the age, the questions may vary.
- Physical examination – this is an incredibly important part of the pet check-up because we get to actually examine your dog or cat. We will check the eyes, ears, stomach, skin and fur, paws, joints, heart, and lungs. During the examination, we can assess anything abnormal, including ear infections, skins conditions, weight gain, etc.
- Vaccinations – there are a wide variety of vaccinations that your pet needs, and they need to be updated regularly. Visit our pet vaccinations page to learn more about the different vaccinations your dog or cat needs to ensure a happy, healthy life.
- Heartworm & flea and tick medication – we will also check to make sure your pet’s heartworm and flea and tick medications are up-to-date, and make recommendations about administering more medication.
Depending on the type of pet you have, the age of your pet, and other factors, the exact procedures done during your pet’s vet check-up may vary. However, the goal is to assess your pet’s overall health and make recommendations based our findings, including vaccinations, health concerns, etc. This is also the best time to raise any questions or concerns you have about your pet’s health, so we can evaluate them during our examination.
Schedule Your Pet’s Vet Check-Up Today
Find out why your friends and neighbors have trusted Germantown Vet with their pet’s health since 1983—schedule your pet’s vet check-up today! Our friendly, experienced vets can evaluate your pet’s health and make sure he or she is living a happy, healthy life.
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