Pet Wellness Exams Offered With At The Oaks Pet Hospital
At The Oaks Pet Hospital in Bakersfield, CA takes pet exams seriously. During an initial examination, we usually discover hidden illnesses and/or diseases that are treatable, curable and often preventable. When pets come to our office, we treat them like an extension of our family. We provide them with the best medical care, quality service, and we use state-of-the-art equipment. The power of prevention can ensure optimal health for your pet for years to come.
The Benefits of Getting a Routine Exam by a Veterinarian
A routine exam can detect and pinpoint many underlying conditions, which may adversely affect your pet’s health in the future and prevent many diseases from occurring. Prevention most always costs less than intervention. Yearly examinations are important for both young and mature pets. When it comes to pet health, we recommend bringing your pet in for an annual physical, regardless of his age. Even if your pet looks great, you want to be on the safe side.
What to Expect at an Exam
Head to Tail Exam: During an examination, your pet is checked thoroughly from head to tail. Our vet will check pets' heart, lungs, eyes, ears, nose, throat, mouth, abdomen, and musculoskeletal system. If any abnormalities are discovered, you are the first to know.
Weight and Nutrition: Next, we will do an assessment of your pet’s weight, and discuss his eating habits and nutritional intake. It is important that you feed your pet the appropriate food, and not overfeed your weight. Obesity can cause health concerns. Therefore, you want to keep your pet’s weight on target.
Dental Health Check Up: Since dental health is as important as physical health, we look for dental diseases which can lead to kidney and heart problems. To prevent dental disease, we recommend getting your pet’s teeth cleaned at least every six months.
Pets are susceptible to intestinal parasites like heartworms, fleas, and ticks. An infestation can easily occur if your pet is not vaccinated against the diseases these parasites carry. Through preventative medication and vaccinations, your pet can enjoy good health, and you will experience fewer visits to the vet.
Pets age more quickly than adults, and therefore they need more attention. Pets are good at hiding symptoms; it is their nature to be loyal and playful. Never assume your pet is fine- always go the extra mile and use your best judgment if you believe your pet is having an off day. We are here to help your pet stay healthy and ease your concerns.
Call Us Today - At The Oaks Pet Hospital in Bakersfield, CA
Contact us at At The Oaks Pet Hospital today at (661) 665-8950, and schedule a vet care appointment with our Bakersfield veterinarian or complete your appointment online. If you prefer to drop in, we are located at 9887 Camino Media.