A happy, healthy life starts with routine wellness exams and quality preventative care! Annual exams and routine diagnostics allow us to chart your pet’s health from year to year, proactively monitoring for early signs of health issues. At Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, we offer a comprehensive suite of wellness services, tailoring each visit to your pet’s specific needs based on their unique health history.
Our Veterinary Wellness Services
A physical exam is a nose-to-tail checkup that lets the doctor check every major system in your pet’s body. During this portion of your visit, the doctor will record your pet’s weight and temperature, look in their eyes, ears, and mouth, listen to their heart and lungs, and check specific areas of the body for pain or discomfort. Your veterinarian will also check the condition of your pet’s skin and coat, observe their mentation, and assess their mobility.
Keeping your pets vaccinations up-to-date is the easiest way to prevent potentially deadly diseases, including rabies, distemper, and feline leukemia. In addition to core vaccines, we can make recommendations based on your pet’s age and lifestyle to make sure they’re fully protected. Plus, with our focus on low-stress visits, most pets don’t even notice when we administer vaccines.
Parasite prevention is a year-round consideration here in Beaverton, Oregon and surrounding areas. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, we’ll check their skin and coat for parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites. We also recommend annual fecal screenings to detect parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. During your visit, the doctor can discuss the best parasite prevention options for your pet’s age and lifestyle.
Routine blood work and urine testing gives your veterinarian the full picture of your pet’s health. These simple tests can aid in early disease detection, which leads to better success rates in both curative treatment and chronic disease management. Your veterinarian will make specific recommendations based on your pet’s age, health history, and lifestyle. For example, some patients can benefit from ECG and thoracic radiographs as a baseline, due to the potential for breed-specific diseases.
Our pets are living much longer, healthier lives! In large part, that's due to pets being fed the appropriate diet for their age and medical history. Proper nutrition also supports weight management, which is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. We can help you figure out the appropriate food, serving size, and treats for your pet’s health history and lifestyle. We can also manage your pet’s prescription diet and chronic conditions as needed.
Regular dental care helps prevent build-up of tartar and plaque, which can lead to mouth pain and tooth losses. During your pet’s annual wellness exam, our doctors do a thorough assessment of the whole mouth, checking for plaque, gum recession, gingivitis, and other common but uncomfortable conditions. We’ll also check for signs of oral cancer, injuries, and infections that need urgent treatment.
Schedule Your Pet's Annual wellness exam
You are your pet's best advocate when it comes to their health. Regular wellness exams are key to early disease detection and can help extend your pet's healthy, happy years. Because no two pets have the same needs, we tailor our recommendations to your pet's unique lifestyle and health history. Get in touch with our team to schedule your pet's next wellness exam today!
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