Wellness Exams Ensure Your Pet’s Good Health
Just as we humans need regular physical examinations and medical checkups to ensure our continued good health, our pets also benefit greatly from regular wellness exams. The most effective vet care happens when your pet appears to be in good health, and we can help to keep it that way. Your veterinarian can help you to provide the best diet and most healthful environment for your beloved family pet at Animal Hospital of West Nashville.
What Wellness Exams Do
A wellness exam very much is the same as a physical exam for humans. Your vet will check your pet’s vitals and general health, perform a blood screen, check a stool sample, and other diagnostic examinations that help to paint the full picture of your pet’s overall wellness. The greater Nashville area is an ideal place for family pets of all kinds and offers ample outdoor opportunities, like taking walks, playing fetch, and generally enjoying time outdoors – even if it is just your backyard.
How You Can Help Your Pet’s Vet Care
As your pet’s loving owner, you can help to improve its vet care by collecting a stool sample, documenting its diet, eating habits, describing its general activities, and providing an overall picture of its daily life. That can help your veterinarian team to know the types of food, amounts of exercise, and general daily behavior that all contribute to its general health. Simple modifications to diet and daily routine could enable a longer, happier, and healthier life for your beloved family pet.
How Often Your Pet Should Get Wellness Exams
When your new puppy, kitten, or other young pet first comes into your home you are best advised to have a thorough wellness exam at six months to ensure it is developing well. Regular monthly checkups, until it is fully grown, will ensure proper growth, development, and various vaccines get close attention. Once your pet is fully grown, regular wellness exams done about every six months can help to ensure it is in good physical health and can continue being your beloved companion.
Schedule Your Pet’s Wellness Exam Today!
You can use our handy online scheduler or give us a call and choose when to bring your beloved family pet in for a full wellness exam. We are open six days a week and have an extremely comfortable waiting lounge. When your pet’s appointment is ready, you can come in and help us to deliver the most effective vet care possible. Animal Hospital of West Nashville provides state-of-the-art veterinarian services to help ensure your family pet’s long-term good health.