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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams in Cumming

Pet wellness exams from our vets at Crestview Animal Hospital focus on preventive care and the early detection of developing conditions for your dog or cat. These pet checkups help ensure your animal stays in good health.

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The Importance of Preventive Care

Regularly scheduled cat and dog wellness exams including annual bloodwork are critical to helping your pet maintain good health over their lifetime. Pet checkups with blood tests give us important information about your pet's health. 

When combined with up-to-date vaccinations, parasite prevention and optimal nutrition, cat and dog wellness exams provide your pet their best chance at maintaining optimal lifelong health. 

When you bring your dog or cat in to Crestview Animal Hospital for their routine checkup, we have an opportunity to monitor your animal's overall health and help to prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early, when they are most treatable. 

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What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Our Crestview Animal Hospital vets will give your dog or cat a thorough physical checkup in order to get a complete picture of their overall health. Your dog or cat's checkup include the following elements:

General Condition

An animal's demeanor and physical condition can provide vital 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.

Coat & Skin

During your pet's checkup, we will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

Your pet's eyes, ears, and nose will be examined for abnormalities or discharge. Your vet will also check the mouth for symptoms of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease. 

Internal Health

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. 

Lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling, and we will also examine the abdomen to ensure the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not exhibiting any signs of discomfort. 

Review of Findings

At the end of your pet's routine wellness exam, your vet will take the time to discuss any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and talk to you about your dog or cat's nutritional requirements and preventive care. 

Checkups for Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start. 

We'll give your new four-legged friend a complete physical examination, appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. 

Your vet will take time to share tips and provide guidance on caring for the newest member of your family.

Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for 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

Seniors

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 we perform on all adult pets, we will give special attention to your senior pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision.

Additional laboratory tests may be recommended for aging pets to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and wellbeing.

Nutrition Consulting

Whether you have a new pet, a pet with food sensitivities, or a pet that needs to lose weight to improve their health, nutritional counseling from the vets at Crestview Animal Hospital can help you get your pet's diet on track. 

Our vets will work with you to find an appropriate diet that your pet enjoys and periodically see your pet to ensure their diet is working well for them. 

Behavior Training

Just like people, our pets have personalities all their own! While every dog is unique, some behaviors may prove to be problematic - or even dangerous to their health.

That's where the team at our Cumming animal hospital can help. We have extensive experience in behavior training for a wide range of cat and dog breeds and can provide advice on your pet's specific behavioral challenges.

Vaccinations & Prevention

During your dog or cat's checkup at our animal hospital in Downtown Cumming, your vet will also review your pet's records to determine whether your animal requires preventive care, or is due for any routine vaccinations.

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Crestview Animal Hospital is always welcoming new patients! Our Cumming vets provide veterinary services designed to promote good health and longevity. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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