Wellness Exams

The doctors and staff at the PIN Clinic strongly believe prevention is the key to your pet’s long-term health.

If a health problem or issue can be detected in its early stages, there is a far greater likelihood it can be treated with less difficulty, less expense, and greater success.

Annual or semi-annual wellness examinations at our clinic are your veterinarian’s chance to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes with you, educate and update you on advancements in medical care. They’re also a great opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Your pet’s wellness examination at Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic includes your veterinarian’s commitment to:

  • Examine your pet’s teeth, throat, and oral cavity
  • Check your pet’s vision and examine the eyes
  • Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction, and other related health issues
  • Examine the respiratory system
  • Assess your pet’s heart and evaluate cardiac function
  • Test your pet’s reflexes
  • Palpate lymph nodes and abdomen
  • Inspect the skin
  • Palpate joints and muscles for arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
  • Test to evaluate the function of internal organs and other systems
  • Assess changes in your pet’s body weight, appetite, urination and bowel habits
  • Inquire as to your pet’s activity level
  • Palpate the skin for unusual growth developments
  • Monitor your pet’s blood count
  • Utilize laboratory testing to detect early signs of Lyme or Heartworm disease
  • Assess and evaluate changes in your pet’s health since the last wellness visit
  • Discuss preventive techniques
  • Collect and examine fecal samples for signs of parasitic infestation
  • Evaluate your pet for repetitive licking or biting in one area
  • Assess your pet’s hair/fur and check for matting
  • Demonstrate how to administer at-home medication
  • Answer your questions and concerns

During each examination, we take the time to listen to your concerns, answer questions and give you all the information you need to be the best caregiver to your pet. We also discuss your pet’s medical history, nutritional needs, behavior and exercise routine. Good communication ensures your beloved companion is receiving the optimal care and attention needed to live a long, healthy life.

At home, watch for subtle changes in your pet’s body weight, appetite, water intake, urination and bowel habits, general attitude and activity level. Should your pet exhibit any changes or signs of potential illness, please don’t wait. Schedule an appointment right away.