Pet Wellness Care
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Pet Wellness Care in Asheville, NC
Pet Physical Exam
A pet physical exam is a comprehensive examination of your pet by a veterinarian. Pet physical exams should be performed at least once a year for dogs and cats and more frequently for senior pets or those with health problems. The pet physical exam will assess your pet’s overall health, including their weight, temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate. Our veterinarian will also check your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, and coat. During the pet physical exam, the veterinarian will also ask you about your pet’s diet, exercise habits, and any changes in their behavior or appearance that you have noticed. Pet physical exams are an important part of preventative health care for your pet. They allow the veterinarian to identify potential health problems early and provide you with information on how to best care for your pet.
Pets, like any other living creature, are susceptible to various diseases. Vaccinations help protect against several contagious and deadly diseases, including rabies, distemper, and hepatitis. Pet vaccinations are usually very effective and have few side effects. However, it is important to consult a veterinarian before vaccinating any pet, as some animals may have adverse reactions to certain vaccines. The best way to protect your pet from disease is to ensure they are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations help the pet’s immune system develop immunity to specific diseases, integral to preventative care. A wide variety of vaccinations are available for pets, and your veterinarian can help you choose the ones that are right for your pet.