Making the Most of Your Pet’s Wellness Exam
If you are like many pet owners, the moment you begin to think about your pet’s wellness exam may coincide with a moment of dread. Thoughts like, “How am I going to put Fluffy in her carrier?!?” or, “Will Banjo try and run when I get the leash?” start to flood our mind as we feel the panic start to set in. Some of us also feel a sense of worry about seeing our pets age, and perhaps feel a tinge of avoidance when the annual exam rolls around.
However, wellness exams, like our own yearly physicals, are important to keeping your pet healthy. And, when you are prepared, these exams can provide opportunities for enhanced well-being for our pets, slow down the progression of age-related conditions, and even help diagnose issues before they take a turn for the worst.
Everyday Pet Preventive Health
One of the great aspects of preventive care is that it is empowering. This is because it relies on the decisions we, as responsible pet owners, can make each day. Here are ways to prepare for your pet’s wellness exam by practicing responsible pet care throughout the year.
Preparing for Your Pet’s Wellness Exam
Now that we’ve covered all of the ways you can make a difference in your pet’s daily care, let’s talk about the annual exam. Since pets under 6 years of age may only see their veterinarians once a year, it’s imperative to be as prepared and as thorough with questions and information as possible.
To enhance the wellness exam experience, be prepared with the following:
Your pet’s annual examination is our greatest resource in promoting lifelong health. It is the foundation that makes early diagnosis possible and offers the advantage of slowing down the physical effects of aging.
Wellness exams are also wonderful opportunities for you to discuss your concerns and get assistance with a myriad of pet health challenges. And, of course, the Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital love to see you and your best friend.
To help make caring for your pet simple and affordable through every stage of your pet’s health, we also offer Preventative Care Plans. These include free office visits and and discounts all year. Unlike insurance, where you pay for coverage you may never use, Preventative Care Plans always provide the services you pay for. They are affordably priced healthcare plans that spread the cost conveniently over twelve months.
We hope these tips help you get the most from your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you.
Planning Your Visit
During our open hours, please call us at 630-355-5300 from the parking lot. You and your pet will both be able to come into the clinic when it is your turn. Please be patient with the busy phones, and there may be a wait, but you will be seen.
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