Routine wellness examinations are the foundation for maintaining optimal health in our furry family members. At Shaker Square Animal Hospital, we use an integrative approach to maintain a balance in all aspects of your pet's life. This includes appropriate vaccinations, parasitic control, dental screenings, behavior evaluations, screening tests, and nutrition evaluation. A wellness examination is also a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet's health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet's health care.
Finally, wellness examinations help us establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet's physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other valuable information. We encourage you to take an active role in your pet's health care by scheduling yearly wellness exams.