The Importance of Annual Pet Exams
Pets bring an immense amount of joy and companionship to their owners. Pets also come with a lot of responsibility. It begins the moment you bring that adorable ball of fur home. Your pet needs to be fed, given adequate exercise, and taken to a veterinary care professional to be examined regularly. At Crossroad Animal Hospital in Savannah, we want to make sure your pet has a long and healthy life and provides years of companionship.
Why Annual Pet Exams Are Needed
Much like their human counterparts, pets can develop medical conditions that need to be treated. The earlier a condition is discovered the more likely there will be a positive outcome. A serious pet illness can be very expensive to resolve if it is left untreated for too long.
What An Annual Pet Exam Involves
During your pet's annual exam your pet will be checked from head to tail. Your veterinarian will ask you a few questions about your pet's lifestyle such as how your pet is eating and sleeping and any behavior issues. Your pet’s weight will be taken and this may lead to a discussion of exercise and snacking if your pet is overweight. The vet will listen to your pet's heart and lungs.
Eyes, ears, and mouth will also be checked. Dental health is important to overall health and pets can have the same issues as humans when it comes to teeth and gums. The veterinarian will run his or her hands along the entire body of your pet looking for anything that doesn't feel quite right. The vet can feel most of the internal organs in this manner.
If vaccinations are due this will be taken care of at the annual pet exam as well as any booster shots. This is the time to discuss things like heartworm medication and flea and tick treatments too.
Annual Pet Exams in Savannah
An annual veterinary exam is something to look forward to, especially when it comes to keeping your furry friend healthy for years to come. Call Crossroad Animal Hospital in Savannah today at 912-927-4343 to schedule an appointment.