Mrs. Chambers: "Why does Fluffy need an exam? All she needs is her vaccine..What is the exam anyway??"
Questions like this one come quite frequently at many animal hospitals and especially at Oronoque Animal Hospital. Since our clients are so important to us we want to define what is involved in a physical examination and why it is so meaningful to have your pets examined annually!
The wellness checkup is a critically important part your pet’s yearly exam. All body systems should be assessed to check for any abnormalities. During the physical exam the doctor also checks a pet's weight, muscle tone, and joint range of motion, and measures the animal's current status against past exam findings as well as norms for the breed, age, and gender.
The following list may help owners to better understand and prepare for your next exam!