Pet Wellness Care
Just like humans need yearly physicals, pets also need to see the doctor on a regular basis. These checkups, also known as pet wellness exams, serve as the first line of defense against illness and as a means of preventive care. Medical conditions are easier to fight when caught early, and wellness visits are a great way of detecting problems before they become too serious. PetVets on the Go can provide pet exams and related preventative services like vaccinations for your companion in the comfort of your home. Whether you live in Rensselaer or in a neighboring county, we’re happy to come to you. With annual or bi-annual exams, we can help keep your pet healthy for many years to come.
About Your Pet’s Wellness Exam
During your pet’s wellness visit, we’ll examine them from nose-to-tail to determine if everything is functioning properly and appears normal. This includes a weight check, heart rate measurement, and oral evaluation among other things. We can then discuss follow-up treatments including dental cleanings, surgery, or advanced diagnostics if necessary.
The wellness visit is a great time to get up-to-date on preventative treatments and to let us know about any concerns. No one knows your four-legged friend like you do. If you’ve noticed changes in your pet’s eating habits or behavior, please let Dr. Dixon know during the check-up. We are happy to provide advice on what you can do to improve their quality of life.
Puppy and Kitten Exams
While every pet should see us at least once a year, it’s especially important that puppies and kittens receive wellness checks. During your pet’s first months of life, they are highly susceptible to parasites and disease. So, it’s important to have them thoroughly examined. During your pet’s first wellness check, we will determine their health baseline and vaccination plan, including a schedule for booster shots.
During an initial wellness check, Dr. Dixon can also make recommendations about diet and exercise plans for your new pet and behavioral training. Additionally, this is an ideal time to discuss your options for spay or neuter surgery.