What To Expect During A Wellness Exam

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What to Expect When You Bring Your Pet to New Hope Animal Hospital for a Wellness Exam?

Your furry friend should receive a pet exam at least once a year in order to maintain their good health. The staff at New Hope Animal Hospital believes that regular exams help us to provide the most comprehensive care for your pet. Having a regular baseline of your pet's health and wellness can help us to spot any problems in their earliest stages when they are most effectively treated.

We will make a thorough examination of their skin and coat, teeth and gums, and check their limberness and gait. Your pet's weight and temperature will be measured. We will also examine their eyes and ears, as well as palpate their internal organs. When necessary, we will recommend diagnostic testing such as blood work and x-rays. Please bring a recent stool sample from your pet with you to the wellness exam.

Services Offered

At New Hope Animal Hospital we understand that your pet is an important part of the family! The more that we understand your furry friend's lifestyle, the more we can help. Your pet's annual wellness exam is the perfect opportunity to discuss any issues that you may be having with your pet, especially those involving:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Weight
  • Activity level and mobility
  • Any behavioral concerns that you may have

Our staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to your companion animals and helping you to ensure they enjoy a long and healthy life. Please let us know if you are concerned with any aspect of your pet's wellness with us at this appointment. We are here to help in any way that we can!

New Hope Animal Hospital Provides Comprehensive Wellness Exams for Your Dog or Cat

Is your pet due for their annual wellness pet exam? Call us today at (919) 490-2000 to set one up! We are conveniently located at 5016 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard in Durham. Your full-service Durham veterinarian looks forward to seeing your cat or dog soon!

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