Regular Wellness Exams for Pets in Ames

Consistent health examinations are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Yearly wellness exams for pets alerts us to any potentially underlying conditions in your loyal companion. It’s also a great time to discuss your pet’s at-home care and receive routine maintenance services. During a wellness exam visit, we take the time to listen to any concerns you have about your pet’s medical or behavioral needs and outline a schedule of care. Oftentimes, the best time to spay or neuter your cat or dog, and update vaccinations can be confusing. We’re passionate about the pets of Ames and surrounding regions and we encourage you to bring your pet in for a wellness exam visit to give them the best care possible.

Watching for Medical Concerns

Dogs and cats are good at hiding their discomfort and their pain tolerance is often quite high. At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we’re trained to spot any subtle clues that may signify something is off with your pet. This may lead us to run diagnostic tests in the form of X-rays or bloodwork. In a perfect world, you would never need our pet emergency services and pet wellness care would be your first point of contact for more extensive veterinary services.

Wellness Exams for Pets in Ames, IA

Some conditions pet wellness exams helps identify:

  • Gingivitis or periodontitis
  • Tumors or cancerous growths
  • Dermatitis
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Ear infections
  • Bladder or urinary tract disease
  • And more…

Routine Maintenance During Wellness Exams for Pets

Regular wellness examinations are a great time to perform routine maintenance services on your pet. In senior pets, who are over the age of seven-year’s old, medical conditions can develop rapidly, making wellness exams necessary twice a year. Puppies and kittens will often need more regular veterinarian visits than adult pets, because they require a series of vaccinations spaced three to four weeks apart.

Woman with her puppy at a wellness exam

Many maintenance services can be accomplished at your pet’s wellness exam visit including:

Please contact us at (515) 292-0400 with any questions about our wellness exams for pets. We’re always happy to serve the pets of Ames and their humans.