Pet Wellness Exam

The Importance of Pet Wellness Exam

One of the best ways to establish a baseline of health for your pet in Santa Clara is to have a pet wellness exam performed by your local veterinarian. Silicon Valley Pet Clinic provides routine dog and cat medical wellness exams as part of your pet's annual health assessment. Just like humans, medical problems that are caught early in animals have better treatment outcomes.


What Are Pet Wellness Exams?

While each veterinarian may have their own procedures, a pet wellness exam is an opportunity for vaccinations, flea and tick inspection, checking for heartworms, and several other diagnostic procedures that help maintain your pet’s health. The goal of a pet wellness exam is to establish your pet's current health and to catch or prevent life-threatening diseases.

Your veterinarian may also discuss your pet's diet, how much exercise they are getting, and any real or perceived emotional problems your pet may express.

Visual Inspection

Part of veterinary care received during a pet wellness exam includes visually inspecting your pet for bone, muscle, or skin problems. The veterinarian may look at the following as part of a pet wellness exam:

  • Are the eyes bright and alert?
  • Is the bodyweight appropriate?
  • How well does your pet walk and stand?
  • Any unusual discharge from ears or nose?
  • Is the coat excessively dry or oily?
  • Are the teeth and gums in good condition?

The veterinarian can determine your pet's muscle and joint condition by observing how your dog or cat walks, runs, and stands. The vet may also listen to your pet's heart to detect any signs of a heart murmur and check the lungs for any breathing issues.

Preparing for a Pet Wellness Exam

Contact Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara to start your beloved pet on the road to wellness. Your veterinarian may ask you to document your pet's diet and eating schedule, along with any treats or supplements you are giving your pet. Also, you may want to write down any questions you have for your veterinarian. This includes behavior and personality questions that may be causing disruptions in your pet's life.

The more information that you can provide your veterinarian, the better your pet wellness exam will go. A list of your pet's medications, medical history, heartworm test results, fecal exam results, and vaccination history is documentation that you should bring to the appointment.

Call Silicone Valley Pet Clinic today at (408) 248-3844 to schedule a pet wellness exam. We will provide a medical assessment and recommend a wellness program to suit your pet's needs.


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  • "My dog Buster was in pain and wasn’t acting like himself. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gill ASAP. He did a remarkable job during the initial exam to diagnose the problem and recommend additional treatments/services to relieve the pain Buster was in. After doing X-rays and blood work it was determined my little guy was suffering from intervertebral disc disease."
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  • "I’m very happy with the service and prices of the Silicon Valley Pet Clinic. I have gotten quotes from other vets around and SVPC offers the best value! I took my dog in to get some growths removed and get this teeth cleaned."
  • "My 16 yr old cat Pete had some green discharge coming from his eye. I recently brought a feral kitten in to care for that my cousin found. I figured that Pete probably got scratched in the eye from the little guy."
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