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Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital

The most important component of your pet’s healthcare is a regular check up.

All pet parents should bring their animals in for an annual wellness exam. This is important, not only because it ensures a more proactive form of care so that possible illnesses can be dealt with before they become critical and also because routine exams are essential for a happier and healthier pet overall.

Remember, senior pets (dogs and cats over 8 years of age) should receive more regular check ups. Six months for a pet is equivalent to 3 years between visits to the GP for humans!

What to Expect

When you bring your furry mate for a routine check up, our veterinary nurse or Doctor will first take a record of the weight, respiration, heart rate, and temperature of the patient. Afterward your veterinarian will examine the ears, nose, eyes, and mouth of your pet, as well as legs, joints and skin.

The vet will look for any abnormalities, such as lumps or masses, and then a plan will be made for diagnostics and treatment if required.

Perhaps it is discovered that your fur baby is overweight. You will be provided with tips from the veterinarian on healthy weight loss and diet plans and ways in which we can implement that treatment for your pet.

Why Check Ups and Consultations are Important

Catching any concerning health conditions early is the best way of increasing the chances of successful treatment as well as lowering the cost of overall care before any health issues can worsen.

Examinations give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet, at the same time establishing a baseline for their unique body and tendencies. That way, any abnormalities can be caught much more quickly.

Detecting health problems early before they become more aggressive and life-threatening is the number one way we can ensure a longer and happier life for your pet. Pets already age much faster than humans, an annual vet exam is akin to you seeing your own doctor every 5 – 7 years!

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