Routine exams are one of the most important ways to keep your pet healthy and happy. Even if your pet seems healthy to you, a veterinarian may notice subtle changes in your pet’s physical exam from year to year that could point to a medical concern.
EXAM PROCEDURES INCLUDE:
- Listening to the heart and lungs checking for heart murmurs or congestion
- Feeling the abdomen to make sure vital organs are the proper size
- Checking the joints for signs of arthritis
- Checking the skin and hair coat for wounds, growths, skin infections, hair loss, or external parasites.