Consult with you on your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits and regular activities at home.
Provide nutritional counseling.
Discuss heartworm, flea, tick and parasite control.
Listen to your pet's heart for heart murmurs, arrhythmias, and signs of heart disease
Listen to your pet's lungs to assess overall pulmonary health and to listen for signs of infections and diseases
Examine your pet's teeth and mouth. Puppies and kittens should be checked for proper teeth development. In older pets, exams are important to determine the presence and level of dental infection or impaction. Dental disease is the most common disease in pets and early detection can improve long-term outcomes.
Evaluate your pet's eyes. Regular care and screenings can prevent ocular conditions. The vet will look for dry eyes, cataracts, corneal ulcers, and glaucoma.
Look into your pet's ears. The vet will check for ear mites, redness, odor, discharge, or other indications of ear infections. Allergies and outdoor activities may be a cause for irritation.
Feel the skin, lymph nodes and abdomen. The vet will feel for signs of systemic problems or metabolic diseases such as lumps, bumps, swellings, skin discolorations, lesions, or patterns of hair loss or thinning.
Feel joints and muscles. Feeling and moving the joints and limbs allows the vet to detect swollen joints, decreased muscle tone, and variations in muscle size. In young pets, the vet will look for developmental issues, and in older friends he will look for signs of arthritis.
Blood & lab tests including heartworm, blood, and urine tests. These simple tests provide a baseline for your pet’s overall health and may point to underlying diseases.
Fecal examination to screen for parasites and worms.
Scheduling a wellness exam for your pet is simple. Give us a call at Melton Veterinary Hospital in Bastrop, Louisiana today!