There's nothing better than knowing your pet is happy and healthy. When your pet is healthy, it means they are more playful, can live longer lives, and their time with you can be spent more enjoyably. Unfortunately, diseases can strike at any moment and drastically change your pet's life.
Fortunately, preventative care can minimize the risk of pet diseases posing a negative impact to the life of your pet. At Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, we provide comprehensive preventative care by conducting pet wellness exams, pet care services such as laboratory work, and veterinary service from a trained veterinarian at our animal hospital!
Does My Pet Need Pet Wellness Exams?
It's important that your pet receives help from a vet through pet wellness exams at least once a year. Just like humans, an annual exam can make a huge difference when determining if your pet has a disease, and when determining the right treatment plan early on.
Pet wellness exams can help if your pet is of older age (usually 7 years or older), has any pre-existing conditions, or if you notice changes in your pet. Changes in your pet that should prompt you to visit an animal hospital or vet may include:
- Changes in mood and behavior, such as increased aggressiveness
- Stomach upset and issues such as vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in stool or vomit
- Poor appetite
- Increased fatigue or sleepiness
- Increased whining or anxiety
- Skin issues such as irritation, dry skin, or skin allergies
- Trouble breathing
- Traumatic injuries due to accidents
The sooner you bring your pet for a wellness exam to a veterinarian at our animal hospital, the better.
How a Vet at Our Animal Hospital Can Help
A veterinarian on our team can conduct a physical exam for your pet, which includes examining their blood, conducting imaging tests, and asking you questions about their health. They will do this to determine if your pet is suffering from a disease such as:
- Chronic pain
- Broken bones
- Sprained muscles
and other ailments. It's important to ask questions to a vet on our team during your pet wellness exam and determine if your pet will need additional follow-up care. A trained veterinarian at our animal hospital will be able to help you make these decisions and inform you of any appropriate treatment plans for your pet.
Help Your Pet Stay Healthy with Our Veterinary Services at Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital
At Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital, we're here to help our Durham, NC, community get the pet care they need for their pets. Call us to schedule a pet wellness exam or for other pet care at (919) 484-9900.