As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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A complete physical examination performed by your veterinarian is recommended at least once a year. This visit is often combined with your pet's annual vaccinations. Regular physical examinations are essential to maintain good health, and allow for early detection of any problems which will result in a more successful and economical course of treatment.
A variety of equipment is used to assess all major body systems. For example, in addition to visual observation, a stethoscope, otoscope, and ophthalmoscope are used to check your pet's heart, lungs, ears, and eyes. Lymph nodes, joints, skin, and abdominal organs are some of the areas examined through palpation.
A complimentary nail trim is also included in the physical exam if necessary, and your veterinarian will provide information on any questions you may have