Veterinary exams (or wellness exams) are important to ensure your pet maintains their health. During these visits, we assess your pet’s overall health, provide recommendations on ways you can support their well-being, and pinpoint potential issues before they become more serious. To book your pet’s next appointment, reach out to our team at 204-346-1429.
What should I expect during my pet’s wellness exam?
During your pet’s wellness exam, we'll assess your pet’s medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. We will also give your pet appropriate vaccinations and may potentially perform a diagnostic workup to check for parasites and underlying diseases. The veterinarian will usually prescribe preventives and may recommend dental work or other follow-up care. The specific services provided during the exam will vary depending on your pet’s age. You can help by letting us know if you have noticed any unusual behaviour or physical changes in your pet.
How often does my pet need wellness exams?
The frequency of your pet’s visit depends on their overall health and age. Kittens and puppies need frequent visits during their first few weeks of life. Adult pets need annual visits, and seniors should book appointments twice yearly. Our wellness exams are specially tailored to your pet’s life stage. For example, kittens and puppies will have different wellness exams than adult pets. Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development. We can give you the support and tools necessary to help them grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litter box training, and behaviour.
Why should I bring my pet in for regular veterinary visits when they are healthy?
When you consider the cost of prevention versus the cost of treating a disease or condition, you’ll find that treatment is often far more expensive. For example, parvovirus treatment (which affects puppies/dogs) can cost ten times more than a single parvovirus vaccination. When you keep your pet up-to-date on preventive care, they won’t have to suffer from a condition that could have been prevented or treated.