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Pet Exam FAQs

Periodic visits to the vet can help maintain good health, prevent common illnesses, and help your pet live a long and happy life. Your vet is your partner in pet care and can provide many services and advice to help you give your pet the best care possible. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre, we offer pet exams to ensure the health of all our patients. Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions we receive.   

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What Are Pet Wellness Exams?

Wellness exams are visits to your Winnipeg veterinarian when your pet isn’t sick. They serve as an opportunity to update important preventative care measures, such as vaccinations, flea & tick treatment, and heartworm medications to ensure that your pet stays healthy. These visits also give your vet a chance to get to know your pet and understand their overall health needs. If the vet detects any chance in condition, further investigation can find the source of the problem before it becomes a more serious health issue. These visits are also a good time to consult with your vet about any problems.

What Are the Benefits of Wellness Exams and Preventive Care?

Pet wellness exams allow your vet to know your pet better to monitor changes in condition that could signal a problem. Regular exams can also find health problems in the early stages, when they can be treated more easily. This way, regular exams can help you save money on vet bills because minor problems can be treated before they require more expensive veterinary care. Preventive care helps your pet avoid many common illnesses that can make him or her very sick or can even threaten life.

What Happens During A Routine Exam?

First, your pet will be weighed and his temperature taken. The assistant will ask basic questions about food, exercise and other matters that affect health. Then, the vet will give your pet a complete visual examination, from head to tail, checking the eyes, nose, ears and mouth, limbs, abdomen and paws. If the vet finds anything unusual, a blood, urine or fecal test may be done. Your Winnipeg vet will discuss any updates on vaccinations, flea & tick control, heartworm prevention, nutrition and other matters.

Make Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Winnipeg For Pet Exams

The veterinarians and staff at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre use their extensive training and years of experience to provide quality pet care for their patients in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. We offer many services, including vaccinations, dental care, microchipping, spay & neuter surgery and pet dermatology.

Call Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre today at (204) 452-0911 for an appointment to have your pet examined to ensure good health at every stage.

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