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VET WELLNESS EXAMS IN OAK PARK, CA
Serving All of Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & More!
At Kanan Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to provide pets with comprehensive veterinary exams in Oak Park. We will carefully check every aspect of your pet's health from the nose to the tail. We will look at their skin and coat for infections, fleas, ticks, mites, and lumps and bumps. We know how much you love your pet, and how important it is to catch any potential issues as early as possible. To schedule your pet's wellness exam, call us today at 818-532-7434!
OUR PREVENTIVE CARE EXAMS IN OAK PARK INCLUDE:
- Eye Exams for Signs of Cataracts, Glaucoma, Infections, Jaundice and Allergies
- Full Body Examination of Muscle Tone, Weight and Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Abdomen, Joint and Spine Checks for Signs of Pain, Tenderness, Enlarged Organs or Tumors
- Heart & Lung Tests for Heart Murmurs, Irregular Beats, and Clear Lungs
- Ear & Mouth Checkups for Infection, Tartar and Inflammation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your pet’s wellness exam is a routine medical exam of an animal who appears healthy. A wellness examination may also be called a 'check-up' or a 'physical examination'. The focus of a wellness exam is the maintenance of good health. During your pet’s checkup, we will ask about your dog's eating and drinking habits, food, exercise, breathing, behavior, habits, elimination patterns, and lifestyle. We will perform a thorough physical examination, and we will make recommendations for necessary preventive treatments like vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition, skin and coat care, joint health, weight management, or dental care.
We strongly recommend regular wellness exams for the same reasons your doctor and dentist recommend them – if we are able to detect a problem in its early stages, it's more likely to be treated and resolved successfully with less expense and less difficulty. Vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and thorough exams can help your pet lead a long and healthy life.
Healthy adult pets should be examined at least once per year. Senior pets may need to be seen more often. This will allow us to learn how your pet normally looks and behaves making it easier to spot abnormalities. We will recommend a wellness program specific to your pet based on your breed (some breeds are predisposed to certain health problems), age, and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment today by calling 818-532-7434!
Yes, we are happy to provide second opinions. Our team will perform a thorough examination of your pet and let you know what we think about any specific concerns you may have. We want you to feel confident in your choice of care for your loved one, so if you need a second opinion, don’t hesitate to call.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we are happy to help with any questions or concerns you might have about your pet’s regular veterinary care in Oak Park. Schedule a wellness checkup today. Call us at 818-532-7434!
Your pet deserves the best in veterinary care in Oak Park, CA. Our local staff is dedicated to providing, not just emergency care, but ongoing wellness for your family pet.
Animals of all kinds need consistent, regular professional medical attention throughout their lives. Veterinary wellness checkups enable you to help ensure that your pet receives the proper diagnostic, examination and preventative treatments necessary to ensure optimal health on a daily basis.
Annual Wellness Checkups
When your pet gets their annual wellness checkup, here’s what you can expect. First, your pet will be checked over in a general way that starts with a physical examination. This is done to help catch any potential obvious problems such as deformities, growths, areas of pain or discomfort, or motility issues.
During the visit, you’ll discuss your pet’s health at home, and you’ll have the opportunity to convey anything that may be concerning you, such as changes in behavior or appetite, or anything else that’s changed since the last visit. Your vet will also ask you specific questions in order to highlight common potential issues, as well as to get a better sense of the animal’s lifestyle at home.
Next, your pet’s file will be carefully reviewed, with an eye toward ensuring that all preventative treatments and any local government mandated animal treatments are brought up to date during the annual wellness checkup. These may include things like:
- Parasite control treatments
Annual wellness checkups provide the chance for your pet to receive needed diagnostic procedures and treatment in a wide range of service areas. Additional services that may be conducted during your pet’s annual veterinary check up include items such as:
- dental examination and treatment
- blood testing
- heartworm testing/treatment
- flea dipping
- FIV testing
- Parvo virus testing
- and more
Wellness Checkups for Special Situations
Consistent wellness checkups are also crucial for pets that fall into special categories, such as aging pets and relatively newborns, like puppies and kittens.
Senior Pet Care
Older pets often develop a range of age-related issues, such as loss of appetite, mobility challenges and failing eyesight. Veterinary wellness checkups support the health aging of your beloved pet to help ensure quality of life for as long as possible.
Puppy and Kitten Care
At a minimum, you should strive to have your new puppy or kitten get a visit when they are about eight weeks of age. Early wellness checkup can reveal health conditions you should be aware of, as well as to build a baseline of health that can be used throughout your new pet’s life. In addition, if you’re a new pet owner, you can receive valuable advice and tips on caring for your young pet, such as tooth brushing techniques and parasite control.
These are just some of the many services and treatment options available during routine veterinary wellness checkups at Kanan Veterinary Hospital. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced care for your pet in Oak Park, and we can’t wait to be a part of your pet's whole life health!