At Vet At Your Door, we understand the significance of maintaining your dog's health. Regular wellness exams are crucial for early detection and prevention of health issues. With our house call service and fear-free approach, we bring veterinary care into the comfort of your home, reducing the stress on your pet and making healthcare more convenient for you.
Here are some commonly questions we get about dog wellness exams.
How Often Should My Dog Have a Wellness Exam?
Adult dogs typically require an annual wellness exam. For senior dogs, it's advisable to have an exam every six months. These regular check-ups help in monitoring your dog’s health and catching any potential issues early. At Vet At Your Door, we tailor our visits to the specific needs of your dog, ensuring their wellbeing is continuously monitored.
What Happens During a Wellness Exam?
A typical exam includes a thorough head-to-tail physical examination, assessment of vital signs, and evaluations such as blood, urine, or fecal analysis. This comprehensive approach allows us to identify any health concerns promptly. At Vet At Your Door, we conduct these exams with utmost care, ensuring your pet is comfortable in their home environment.
Will My Dog Get Vaccinations During the Exam?
Vaccinations depend on your dog's age, health, and previous vaccination schedule. We can administer necessary vaccines during the wellness exam, ensuring your dog stays protected against various diseases. Our team at Vet At Your Door will guide you through the vaccination process, making it seamless and stress-free.
Are Preventative Measures Discussed During the Exam?
Yes, we discuss and recommend preventative measures against parasites such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Understanding and choosing the right preventatives is crucial for your dog's health. Our team provides personalized recommendations based on your dog’s specific needs.
What if Additional Tests Are Needed?
If we observe signs that require further investigation, additional tests like x-rays or specialized lab work might be recommended, especially for senior pets or those with existing health conditions. At Vet At Your Door, we discuss these options with you, ensuring you understand the necessity and benefits of these tests.
How Can I Prepare for the Wellness Exam?
Ensure your dog is on a leash or in a carrier for their safety. Collecting a recent stool sample for analysis is also helpful. If your dog gets nervous during visits, let us know in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements to ease their stress.
How Long Does the Exam Take and What’s the Cost?
A typical wellness exam lasts about 30-45 minutes, but this can vary based on your dog's specific needs. The cost varies depending on the services provided. We at Vet At Your Door believe in transparent pricing and will discuss all costs with you beforehand.
Regular wellness exams are a cornerstone of preventative health care for your dog. Vet At Your Door offers personalized, compassionate care right in your home, making veterinary visits less stressful for you and your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can call us at (207) 536-8387, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online form.