At Noble Vet surgeons we try hard to provide a comfortable environment for anxious pets so that their regular exams are not too stressful. We know that stress isn’t good for your pet, but neither is missing for checkups. Routine exams catch problems either early on or before they can even occur. They also provide a baseline of what is normal for your pet, so that our vets can then compare information later with the baseline to see if something might be wrong. A routine dog or cat exam also provides an opportunity to ensure that your pet’s preventative care needs are being met.
What happens in a dog or cat routine exam is that they are first weighed, have their temperature and pulse taken, and their heart and lungs listened to. From there, our skilled and professional vet will look in their ears, check their teeth, and feel their belly. We work as slowly and carefully as possible to make sure that your pet is comfortable with each of these steps which might be scary but are painless. At this point now the client gets to ask any question or any information they might want to know about their pet. At a routine exam, preventive care can be addressed in more detail than if your cat or dog is ill or injured. Three major topics about preventive care are covered at routine exams that is;
We recommend that adult cats and dogs see the vet for a routine exam at least once a year and seniors at least twice a year. Puppies and kittens may need to come in more often.