Routine Exams

As a member of your family, your pet needs the best level of care possible. Routine exams 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? 

Ideally, pets should receive a health exam at least once per year. Older pets may need to get a health check twice each year to prevent and diagnose geriatric diseases. Meanwhile, kittens and puppies should have health checks every three to four weeks for the first few months of their lives. At the four-month mark, they are ready to be spayed or neutered. 

When you adopt a new member of your family, it’s important to make sure they are in the best health possible. At Glenville Veterinary Clinic, we offer healthy kittens and puppies free routine health checks until they reach six months old. We will also weigh your pet every four weeks, which will tell us if they are growing properly. 

These early health checks are important for your pet’s future health. Other than diagnosing potential problems, we can give them their worming treatment and flea medications at each visit. In addition, we can help your new puppy or kitty get used to going to the vet.

What Happens During a Routine Exam? 

We believe in offering complete nose-to-tail checks at each routine exam. During the visit, we will feel the pet’s belly for abnormalities and check its weight. Then we will listen to how the heart, gut, chest, and lungs sound. Our team will examine their skin and coat for signs of disease or flea issues. If there are any signs of worms or fleas, we can offer preventative medications and treat the infestation. 

During the visit, we can talk to you about your pet’s vaccination status and whether you want to neuter or spay your pet. We can also check their dental health and provide recommendations about keeping their teeth healthy. Depending on your pet’s overall health, we may offer recommendations about their diet as well. 

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 potty training. If you have any other concerns, we can address them during the routine exam. 

Why Are Routine Exams Important? 

Even if your pet seems to be in perfect health, it’s important to go to your annual exam 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. 

Help Your Pet Stay Healthy With Routine Exams 

If you want to help your pet look and feel its best, it’s important to take them to their routine exams. We recommend having a routine exam at least once a year for adult pets. To find out more information or schedule your first appointment, reach out to Glenville Veterinary Clinic today.

Rest easy, your beloved friend is in safe hands.