Our furry family members cannot simply tell us if they are in pain or discomfort. For this reason, it’s absolutely important that they are regularly and frequently examined here at our veterinary centre. By calling us, we can figure out the time that will be most convenient for you and your routine. Feel free to contact us to schedule your next appointment and our team will accommodate you to the best of our ability.
Why are veterinary exams important?
Routine exams are important for all pets, whether they are sick or healthy, young or old. After a thorough exam, we can develop or modify your pet’s health care plan to maintain their good condition or to treat issues such as diarrhea, sore eyes, lethargy, insomnia and itchy skin. It’s also a great opportunity to touch base with your pet’s veterinarian and our RVTs. You can ask any questions you may have or bring forward any of your concerns. Consulting with us during a one-on-one conversation can save you a lot of time and money from ineffective DIY remedies.
What happens during a veterinary exam?
Your furry friend’s veterinarian will conduct a full-body examination during the appointment. Usually, they will start by asking you a series of questions about your pet (e.g. their diet, activity levels, habits, behaviours). Then they will check your pet’s breathing, their heart rate, skin, fur and limbs to look for any abnormalities of signs of distress. If your pet is already microchipped, we will also check if it is working properly. Other types of tests that can be conducted include bloodwork and urinalysis. Each pet is different, so there is no set amount of time for the appointment. Exams usually take about 20 minutes, but we suggest that you allocate additional time in case of any unforeseen delays.