Cat & Dog Wellness Exams
Routine exams at Park Animal Hospital focus on preventative care for your dog or cat. These routine examinations are pet checkups that help to make sure that your companion is in good health.
The Importance of Preventive Care
Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When you bring your cat or dog in for their routine checkups, we are able to prevent health issues from arising in your pet in the first place, or we can catch them early and when they are at their most treatable.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical
Your vet will provide your Simi Valley cat or dog with a comprehensive physical checkup in order to acquire a complete picture of their overall health. Routine wellness exams include the following elements at our animal hospital:
Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can provide clues to their overall health. How they stand and walk, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators of overall health.
Coat & Skin
During your pet's checkup, we will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.
Face & Head
Your pet's ears, eyes and nose will all be examined for discharge or abnormalities. We will check for symptoms of oral health problems in your pet's mouth such as tooth decay or plaque buildup.
Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are vitally important to your pet's heart health. We'll test these to ensure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing.
We will also check your pet's lymph nodes for swelling or pain. From there, their abdomen will be examined to make sure your companions kidneys, spleen, liver and stomach all feel normal and that your pet isn't showing signs of pain or discomfort.
Review of Findings
At the end of your pet's routine wellness exam, your vet will take the time to discuss any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and talk to you about your dog or cat's nutritional requirements.
Checkups for Puppies & Kittens
Puppies and kittens need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start.
We will provide your new family member with a comprehensive physical examination, the necessary immunizations an deworming medications. You will be provided with a kitten or puppy kit as well, filled with samples and educational materials to help you care for your new best friend.
Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both at your appointments or following your visits.
Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots.
With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever.
While this is terrific news for pets and their owners, it means that special attention needs to be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they age. As your pet surpasses middle age, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health and longevity.
On top of the routine wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets, we will provide your senior companion with special attention for geriatric conditions like decreased vision or arthritis.
Additional tests may be recommended to be conducted in our in-house lab in order to give us detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and wellbeing.
Vaccinations & Prevention
During your pet's veterinary checkup at our Simi Valley animal hospital, the vet will also check whether your animal requires preventive care, or if they are due for any routine vaccinations.