Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Wellness Exams in Athens, GA

At Boulevard Animal Hospital we believe that effective preventive care for pets should focus on protecting their health and vitality at every stage of their life, not just treating a problem when it arises.

That’s why we stress a veterinary practice known as pet wellness care. This is a comprehensive approach that involves nurturing the whole body and mind of your pet with the goal of preventing disease and illness before it occurs. It includes pet wellness exams, thorough diagnostic testing to detect disorders, and an emphasis on a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your pet active and vigorous throughout their lives. We’ll work with you to create a customized program of preventative care and wellness based on your pet’s age, breed, living environment, and physical condition.

Elements Of Wellness Care

An effective pet wellness program includes several areas of veterinary care, working together to both promote good health and to detect the signs and symptoms of underlying disease, injury, and congenital defects so that treatment can be provided before serious harm occurs.

Pet wellness exams are the foundation of effective preventive health care. Your pet should have physical and dental examinations at least once a year throughout their lives to monitor their overall health and condition. Regular checkups allow your Athens, GA vet to discover the early signs of disease and physical disorders so that treatment can be prescribed before the condition progresses.

Cats and dogs are susceptible to many types of serious diseases that can cause pain, misery, and death. Some can be transmitted to other animals and even humans. Having your pet fully vaccinated against the most common diseases is an important part of prevention.

Along with cat and dog wellness exams, diagnostic analysis of blood, urine, stool, saliva, and other types of samples is a vital part of detecting problems before they become serious. We have a modern laboratory onsite that provides very accurate results, often within minutes. We can also provide heartworm tests, tick disease panels, and testing for early kidney disease in both dogs and cats.

Internal and external parasites such as tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms as well as fleas and ticks are very common in pets. They can carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Tularemia, and Plague. They can make your pet miserable and, left untreated, can be very harmful to their health. Fortunately, once detected, they are easy to control.

Having your pet spayed or neutered provides many health benefits including reducing or eliminating the risk of cancer and other reproductive organ diseases as well as alleviating undesirable behaviors such as aggression, fighting, and urinating to mark their territory.

Just like their human owners, pets often get sick and unwell because they are not getting the nutrients their bodies need at different stages of their lives. With pet wellness exams and diagnostic testing, we can work up a nutritional profile and recommendations specifically for your pet.
If you’d like to learn more about pet wellness exams at the Boulevard Animal Hospital in Athens, GA, contact our office to schedule an appointment.