Helping Pets Live Their Healthiest Lives with Routine Wellness Exams
Routine wellness exams and parasite testing are an important part of every pet’s healthcare regimen here in Miami, Coral Gables, and surrounding areas in South Florida. Annual pet exams help us determine a baseline of health, and build a comprehensive medical history so that we are better equipped to notice subtle changes and abnormalities.
At Country Club Animal Hospital, our veterinarians recommend yearly wellness exams, along with vaccines, 4Dx heartworm testing, and fecal testing.
Dog and Cat Wellness Exams
Routine pet exams generally begin with a nose-to-tail physical. Your veterinarian will check your pet’s weight, heart rate, eyes, ears, teeth, joints, coat, etc. for any changes, and answer any questions you may have regarding behaviors you have observed at home. Your pet’s wellness visit is the best time to bring your concerns to the forefront so we can address them and find a solution.
We also need to check your pet’s blood and stool for signs of heartworm and intestinal parasites, since parasites are prevalent here in South Florida. We recommend testing your pet’s blood and stool every 6 months to ensure that they are parasite-free.
Our Pet Wellness Care Services
The range of wellness services we provide includes the following:
- Physical exam
- 4Dx heartworm test
- Fecal testing
- Dietary counseling
- Radiographs (X-rays)
- Electrocardiogram (primarily for senior pets)
- Ultrasound (primarily for senior pets)
Senior Wellness Care
Like us, senior pets are prone to illness and injury as they grow older. That’s why we recommend biannual wellness exams and choosing the senior wellness package. We want to ensure that your pet receives all the necessary blood work and vaccinations to remain in good health. Our aim is to monitor your pet’s condition so that we are capable of detecting disease or other issues at the earliest possible stage.
Building Your Pet’s Wellness Protocol
Your pet’s very first wellness visit with us will set the tone for future visits. Since we take a personalized approach to our patients’ care, we understand that as your pet grows, their needs will change. Your veterinarian will be more than happy to discuss your pet’s wellness regimen and offer recommendations, while also taking into consideration your own concerns about your pet’s well-being.
To learn more about our pet wellness care services or to make an appointment at our animal hospital here in Miami, please give us a call at (305) 663-3300.