Pet Wellness

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him or her healthy. And one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create an individualized wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol customized specifically to your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Skilled Veterinary Checkups in Fort Myers

Pet Wellness Visit in Fort Myers, FLWellness visits play one of the most important roles in ensuring that your pet is happy and healthy. At Daniels Parkway Animal Hospital, we're privileged to offer quality wellness visits to help protect your pet's well-being. Our veterinary team has a wealth of experience working with cats and dogs of all ages and will treat your pet with kindness and compassion. In addition to routine wellness visits, we're proud to provide puppy, kitten, and senior pet exams.

We know how stressful visiting the veterinarian can be for some pets. That's why we employ fear-free techniques to help your pet feel comfortable and at ease during their exam. Call us today to schedule your pet's next veterinary checkup and take the first step toward proactively protecting their health!


What Is a Wellness Visit?

A veterinary wellness visit is a type of checkup for your cat or dog. Wellness exams normally take place once or twice a year, depending on factors like your pet's age and overall condition. More importantly, a wellness visit, including a new puppy or kitten exam, is a superb way to help prevent your pet from contracting or developing harmful diseases and viruses.

Our team uses diagnostic tools to detect various health complications that can be challenging to detect in their early stages, including certain parasites and cancers. We recommend bringing your pet in for wellness exams even if they're not exhibiting outward signs of sickness. Wellness visits are especially important for young and senior pets, as both age groups are more susceptible to harmful illnesses.

7 Components of a Wellness Visit

When you bring your pet in for their wellness visit, we'll begin by reviewing their medical history, including their medications. We'll also take this time to ask you questions about your cat or dog's health and behavior. Have you noticed a change in their appetite? Are they exhibiting changes in their sleep patterns? Whatever information you provide us can make a crucial difference in improving your pet's overall well-being in more ways than one. Afterward, we'll conduct an extensive psychical examination on your pet which may include the following:

  1. Weighing your pet to determine if they're at a healthy weight
  2. Listening to your pet's heart and lungs for signs of potential irregularities
  3. Assessing your pet's stance to ensure their gait isn't excessively stressing bones and joints
  4. Examining your pet's eyes for any redness, cloudiness, or abnormal discharge
  5. Checking your pet's ears for signs of bacterial infection, ear mites, or polyps
  6. Taking a closer look at your pet's teeth for signs of gum disease or tooth decay
  7. Feeling along your pet's body for swelling, signs of lameness, and potential pain points

Quality Wellness Visits for Your Pet

At Daniels Parkway Animal Hospital, we offer skilled wellness visits for cats and dogs of all ages. Whether your pet is new to our practice or has visited us before, our team will treat them like a member of our own family. From senior pet physicals to extensive lab work, you can count on our practice to meet all your pet's wellness visit needs. We look forward to meeting you and your pet and starting a relationship you can rely on for years to come. Call us today to schedule your pet's next Fort Myers veterinary checkup!



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