For most of us, keeping our pets healthy and safe is nearly as important as keeping the rest of our family safe. Pets are truly an extension of our families, and we want to keep them feeling great through every facet of their life. Ongoing veterinary care is an essential part of keeping them well. A yearly wellness exam is critical in keeping your pet healthy. At El Toro Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, we take the health of your pet seriously. Our team will be on the lookout for possible health issues that could impact your pet if left unchecked.
Nose to Tail Pet Exam
During your pet's annual wellness check, we will perform a complete exam to ensure he or she is healthy. During this exam, the veterinarian will examine your pet's eyes, nose, and mouth. We will listen to your pet's heart and lungs. We will also examine your pet's skin and fur to check for allergies and skin conditions. Finally, we will want to watch your pet walk to observe his or her gait.
If you want your pets to live a long and healthy life, you need to make sure that they are up to date on their vaccinations. We will administer any vaccinations that your pet may need during your pet's annual visit.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. If your pet is overweight or obese, he or she is prone to severe health conditions. Because these conditions are so common, it is essential that you schedule an annual visit with our team. During this visit, your pet's weight will be checked. If the veterinarian finds that your pet is overweight, they can help you create a diet and exercise plan to help get your pet to a healthy weight.
If your pet is going to remain happy and healthy, he or she will need preventative medications. Flea and tick prevention medication is essential in protecting your pet from a flea infestation. Also, ticks carry serious diseases. These medications are essential. During your pet's annual visit, you can order his or her yearly supply of the medicine.
Heartworm is a severe disease, and without proper treatment, it can result in death. To be sure that your pet is protected, he or she will need to take a heartworm pill every month. During your pet's annual exam, you can order a supply of heartworm medication.
Contact Us for Your Pet’s Annual Exam in Lake Forest, CA
It is not uncommon to have questions regarding your pet's health, diet, or behavior. If you are concerned about your pet, his or her annual wellness check is a great time to ask any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment with El Toro Animal Hospital in Lake Forest to provide your pet with quality care. Call us at 949-837-5222 to find out how we can help your animal.