Routine wellness exams are critical in helping your pet to maintain good long-term physical health and well-being, from their first year to their golden years.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, routine exams include regular cat or dog checkups to give your pet the best chance at lifelong health.
When you bring your cat or dog in for their routine checkup, we are able to prevent health issues from arising in your pet in the first place. If your companion has a problem that needs to be addressed, we can also use this as a chance to treat it early, before their health issue becomes more serious.
We are proud to provide a Wellness Rewards Program for clients to help provide benefits when you bring your pet in for routine health care.
Our White House vets will give your cat or dog a comprehensive physical checkup in order to gain a complete picture of their overall health and well-being. Routine wellness exams at our animal clinic include all of the following elements:
Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can provide clues to their overall health. How they stand and walk, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators of overall health.
During your pet's checkup with us, we will examine your cat or dog's skin and coat for any signs of health issues, including lumps, bumps dryness, dandruff and abnormal loss of hair or shedding.
Your pet's eyes, ears, and nose will be examined for abnormalities or discharge. We will also check the mouth for symptoms of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease.
Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are vitally important to your pet's heart health. We'll test these to ensure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing.
We will check your pet's lymph nodes for swelling or pain and will also examine your pet's abdomen to make sure that your companion's bladder, kidneys, spleen, liver, intestines and stomach all feel normal and aren't causing your pet any discomfort or pain.
After your pet's routine wellness exam, our vets will take the time to speak with you about any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and well-being. They may also speak with you about any unique nutritional requirements your pet may have.
Kittens and puppies require proper medical care and attention all throughout the first weeks of their life in order to get off to a healthy start.
We'll give your new best friend a complete physical examination, appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. You'll be provided with a puppy or kitten 'kit' filled with educational material and samples to help you care for the newest member of your family.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you might have about providing quality care to your new pet, both at your appointments or following your visits.
Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots.
With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever.
While this is terrific news for pets and their owners, it means that special attention needs to be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they age. As your pet surpasses middle age, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health and longevity.
In addition to the routine wellness procedures that we provide to all of our adult patients, we will give special attention to your senior pet's health to monitor them for conditions associated with age such as diabetes or blindness.
We may also recommend additional lab tests for aging pets in order to give us more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and well-being.
During your pet's veterinary checkup at our White House animal hospital, the vet will also check whether your animal requires preventive care, or if they are due for any routine vaccinations.
White House Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of White House companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.