A veterinary exam is the exact same thing as a yearly doctor's checkup for humans. It's an opportunity for the veterinarian to thoroughly check your pet's body condition from head to tail, as well as the chance to identify medical issues that they are not displaying symptomatically. Even though your pet may appear healthy, it is an important part of preventive pet health care so we can help diagnose problems early on and treat them before it is too late. To book an appointment, please call us at 204-728-0033.
Do dogs or cats really need an annual checkup if they have no issues?
Yes! It is extremely important to get a routine checkup because pets are very good at hiding their pain. An annual checkup allows us to detect health problems that may begin in your pet with no symptoms at all, but progress silently to something serious and life-threatening by the time symptoms begin to appear. That's why we recommend health exams every 6 months for senior pets.
What happens during a veterinary exam?
During the first portion of the visit, one of our technicians will ask you some routine questions with the objective of obtaining a complete history of your pet - from diet to behaviour to bowel/bladder habits, and everything in between. Our veterinarian will then perform a complete physical examination of your pet from nose to tail. At times, we may include blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, blood pressure monitoring, or other diagnostic procedures.