Routine Exams

As a member of your family, your pet needs the best level of care possible. Routine examinations are fundamental to their well-being. At Glenville Veterinary Clinic, our goal is to help each pet achieve its highest level of wellness. 

When Should My Pet Come in for a Routine Exam? 

Pets need to receive a health examination at least once per year. This allows us to legally prescribe medications as well as make sure that we are up to date on your pet’s health and needs. Older pets may need to get a health check twice each year, or more frequently, in order to monitor age-related changes or diseases. Meanwhile, kittens and puppies should have health checks every three to four weeks for the first few months of their lives. This is to complete the initial vaccine series, monitor weight and maturation, and address any questions or concerns that you have as your puppy or kitten is growing. At the six-month mark, they are often ready to be spayed or neutered.

What Happens During a Routine Exam? 

We believe in offering complete nose-to-tail checks at each examination. During the visit, we will update your pet’s weight, look at their eyes and ears, examine their teeth, listen to their heart and lungs, palpate their abdomen, and assess their joints. We will discuss vaccines, parasitic preventives, and bloodwork if necessary. We will address any questions or concerns that you have whether it’s about spay/neuter, diet, behavior, etc.

If we are dealing with a puppy, kitten, or newly adopted pet, we may be able to recommend a training program you can use. At the very least, we can tell you some of our favorite training tips for behavior management as well as house training. If you have any other concerns, we can address them during the routine examination.

Why Are Annual Exams Important? 

Even if your pet seems to be in perfect health, it’s important to go to your annual examination each year. Pets are good at hiding signs of illness. Unless the disease is at an advanced stage, you likely won’t notice any indications that they are ill. In addition, vaccinations and other preventative care can sometimes stop a disease from occurring at all. To find out more information or schedule your annual appointment, reach out to Glenville Veterinary Clinic today.

Rest easy, your beloved friend is in safe hands.