Pet Wellness Exams in Durham & Chapel Hill
Preventative Care to Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy
Unfortunately, our pets cannot easily communicate with us when they are not feeling well or if something is wrong. Therefore, it is important to establish a baseline for your pet’s health. Bringing your pet into Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care for wellness exams allows our skilled veterinarians to recommend necessary preventative care to help protect your pet from diseases and manage future issues.
What Do Wellness Exams Entail?
Because pets age around seven times faster than humans, it’s important that pets of any age or kind receive wellness exams every six months. This enables our veterinarians to evaluate your pet’s body systems from their respiratory organs to their skin and teeth and document any noticeable changes.
During wellness exams, our veterinarians might also perform or administer:
- Blood work: Blood tests allow us to check the conditions of your pet’s internal systems. In our in-house laboratory, we will test your pet’s liver, kidney, and thyroid functions. We will also check your pet’s blood chemistry at this time.
- Vaccinations: Just as we need vaccinations to prevent dangerous diseases, pets need them as well. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will partner with you to determine the best vaccination schedule for your pet to ensure he or she is protected.
- Internal parasite prevention: Pets are at risk of contracting many different kinds of parasites from fleas and ticks to heartworm. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will conduct parasite screenings and discuss ways to prevent infestations.
- Dental care: Because your pet’s oral health is important to his or her overall health, we will conduct routine dental exams to maintain your pet’s dental hygiene.
We are more than happy to answer any questions. Just give us a call at (919) 736-6797 or send us a message online. We are happy to partner with you to keep your pet healthy so he or she can live life to the fullest.