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Preventative Wellness Exams with our Durham Veterinarians

Taking your pet for regular checkups is one of the best ways to appreciate and support their lives. Just like humans need stable health to lead a normal comfortable life, pets are not an exemption. New Hope Animal Hospital is here to ensure that your pets are offered the best veterinary care on a regular basis. Additionally, our Durham veterinarian suggests that it saves more money to identify a problem in its early stages and handling it in time than when the same problem is left to advance. 

Various Aspects of Pet Wellness 

New Hope Animal Hospital is working around the clock to improve the quality of the services it offers to our animal patients.  It is our duty to encourage pet owners to bring their pets in for regular checkups, at least once a year. We also administer routine vaccinations to protect your pet from infections.  At different stages of your pet’s life, there are specific things that we can screen for and care for your pet will change as they get older.

Wellness Services Offered at New Hope Animal Hospital

Through wellness exams, we can determine the overall health of your pet and find any underlying disease or issues. We perform a comprehensive exam to determine the health of your pet. Since nutrition plays an important role in determining the health of your pet, we make sure that you are advised on the best meals to serve your pet and how to properly adjust your pet’s diet as it goes through different life stages. Additionally, we want to make sure your pet is up to date on any necessary vaccinations.

Among the other various veterinary services we offer are parasite prevention and treatment. Your pet can only be happy, healthy, and playful when it is free from parasites. Tick and flea prevention is not supposed to be an undulating task and our experts are here to ease that tension for you.

Schedule a Preventative Wellness Exam with our Chapel Hill Veterinarian 

If your pet is in need of a routine wellness exam, contact New Hope Animal Hospital today. Our dedicated and caring Chapel Hill and Durham veterinarian is dedicated to providing excellent quality care for you and your pets. Call us at 919-490-2000. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventative Veterinary Exams

Your dog or cat doesn't have to be injured or sick to benefit greatly from a trip to New Hope Animal Hospital. You may be wondering why we recommend regular exams for seemingly-healthy animals, and what kinds of issues we're looking for during these exams. Here are some frequently asked pet exam questions and their answers provided by our Durham veterinarians.

Husky dog getting a pet wellness exam.

My Pet seems Well Enough. Why does He need these Regular Exams?

Many of the most devastating diseases and disorders are "silent," at least in their early stages, doing progressive harm to your pet without either of you knowing it. Regular preventative exams give us a chance to spot and treat these problems before they can advance into serious ailments.

How Frequently should My Pet Receive Preventative Wellness Exams?

 Puppies and kittens need several exams during their first year, not only to make sure they're healthy but also to administer necessary wellness procedures. Adult dogs and cats are usually fine with one pet exam per year. Senior pets, or pets under treatment for medical conditions, may require two such exams per year.

What kinds of Lab Tests do You Run, and Why?

Our lab tests generally analyze blood, urine, and fecal samples. The blood and urine testing help us identify metabolic imbalances or diseases such as liver dysfunction, kidney failure, diabetes, leukemia, and cancer. Fecal testing enables us to detect the presence of digestive parasites such as worms.

What Other kinds of Evaluations do You Perform During a Pet Exam?

We check all your pet's vital signs, including heart rate, respiration, pulse, blood pressure and body temperature. External checks include evaluation of the eyes, ears, nose, skin, and mouth. We may also examine your pet's posture, movement, behavior, and sensory responses.

Why does My Pet need to be Weighed at Every Pet Exam?

We weigh your pet at every exam so see whether he's lost or gained weight since his last visit, and to determine whether he's underweight or overweight for his age and breed. Significant weight loss may indicate cancer, malnutrition or some other illness. Excess weight may raise concerns about obesity, a dangerous disorder that can lead to many other health problems.

What Kinds of Advice can I Receive During My Pet's Exam?

We can discuss your pet's diet, lifestyle, hygiene, and activity level with you, recommending all kinds of helpful practices for keeping your pet well.

Schedule an Exam with Your Durham and Chapel Hill Veterinarian

Now that you know how essential these preventative dog and cat exams are, why not schedule one with our Chapel Hill and Durham veterinarian? Call 919-490-2000 today!

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