Physical Exams

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Many diseases and illnesses are preventable. This means that with proper care, certain conditions can be virtually eliminated. For example, consider heartworm disease. Heartworms are 100% preventable. By successfully giving a monthly heartworm pill, heartworm disease can be avoided. A physical examination can identify problem areas. Once these areas have been identified, recommendations for prevention of more serious diseases can be made.

Our Goal

Our goal is to help you enjoy your pet for as many healthy years as possible. We are here to help educate you about preventative well care and to manage your pet’s medical needs. We are solemnly dedicated to the proper care for your pet—a team effort involving you, our veterinarian, Dr. Rana and our veterinary support staff. Early disease detection can prolong the quality and longevity of your pet’s life.

Why Do You Want Your Pet to Have a Physical Exam?

A physical exam is a complete hands-on assessment of your pet’s health status. Your veterinarian will detect disease by listening (auscultation), feeling (palpating) and looking (visual evaluation). First, we weigh your pet and measure his/her temperature, heart rate, and respiration. After taking these basic measurements, your pet is examined from head to tail, while all vital organs along the way are gently palpated. Every body system is checked for disease. During the physical exam, your doctor assesses the risks your pet has for contracting preventable diseases caused by internal parasites (heartworms and intestinal worms) and external parasites (fleas, mites and ticks) and viruses. You will receive advice on how to prevent these disease-causing agents with medications and/or vaccinations.

Good Health For Your Pet Includes a Periodic Blood Test

Early detection and treatment is essential for your pet’s long and healthy life. A Blood Chemistry Screen can pick up a problem before it’s caught on physical examination. Early detection of diabetes, kidney and liver disease, as well as a metabolic or hormonal imbalance is possible with blood screening.

At What Other Times is a Comprehensive Physical Exam and Blood Screen Necessary?

Pets with disease conditions require more intense monitoring than healthy pets. Medical technology changes rapidly and visiting your veterinarian regularly ensures that your pet is receiving the very best, up-to-date care. Of course, a physical exam is appropriate anytime you suspect a problem.

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