Preventive Care

Routine exams

American Pet Hospital is committed to providing quality veterinary care for your pet throughout his or her lifetime. Both our facilities and services are designed to manage the wellness of your pet under any circumstance, but our experience has taught us that prevention is indeed the best medicine. Whether it is preventive care for your kitten or puppy, dental care throughout your pet’s life, or pain management and support for your senior pet, we are prepared to provide your pet with the necessary routine care required for a lifetime of health and happiness.

Scheduling an annual wellness exam is an essential part of maintaining the overall health of your pet. This type of exam is crucial to discovering potential health issues your pet may experience and bringing them under control before they pose a serious problem for your beloved pet. Many conditions, such as heart disease, dental disease, bone and joint problems, and cancers, may go undetected for years without this type of routine care. That’s why the annual wellness exam is considered the single most important investment in your pet’s health.

Our comprehensive physical exams are an integral part of our Meridian Pet Wellness Plans. All our plans include a minimum of 2 annual exams.

More Info on our Meridian Wellness Plans

How Comprehensive Are the Exams?

Very. Comprehensive physical examinations conducted at American Pet Hospital provide an in-depth assessment of your pet’s overall health, establish important baselines and meticulously inspect your pet from tooth to tail:

  • Ear Exam
  • Eye Exam
  • Rectal exam
  • Dental exam
  • Neurologic evaluation
  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Weight & nutrition counseling
  • Coat & skin evaluation
  • Abdominal palpation
  • Urogenital evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Pulmonary/lung evaluation
  • Behavioral counseling

Most laboratory tests can be done during your dog or cat’s regular exam. These exams are a chance to assess your pet’s overall health, discuss any changes we see, educate and update you on advancements in veterinary care, and for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

During your pet’s wellness exam, we will:

  • Examine your pet’s teeth, throat, and oral cavity
  • Examine your pet’s teeth, throat, and oral cavity
  • Examine the eyes and check your pet’s vision, if needed.
  • Examine the ears for infection, ear mites, allergic reaction and other related health issues
  • Examine the respiratory system
  • Assess your pet’s heart
  • 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, blood, and other systems

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