Wellness visits and preventative health care are vital aspects of your pet’s overall health. Although vaccinations are routinely administered during wellness visits, this is not the only service provided during this appointment. The veterinarian will thoroughly examine your pet and answer any questions you have about your pet’s healthcare. We will examine your pet’s oral cavity, ears, eyes, skin and haircoat, palpate their abdomen, and listen to their heart and lungs. After the comprehensive exam the veterinarian will discuss what vaccines are recommended for your pet’s lifestyle. This is also a time for us to complete other routine testing such as checking for heartworm disease and intestinal parasites. Wellness visits aren’t just for dogs - even indoor cats should be seen at least annually to keep them in the best possible condition.