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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams

Wellness exams from our veterinarians at Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic focus on preventive care and the early detection of developing conditions, helping your dog or cat live a long and healthy life.

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Stay Ahead of Health Issues

Regular wellness exams are just like your regular checkup with your doctor. When combined with regular vaccinations, they help give your dog or cat the best chance at excellent, lifelong health.

When you bring your dog or cat in for their routine checkup, your veterinarian can help to prevent health issues from developing or catch them early, when they are most treatable.

Regular checkups also provide you an opportunity to discuss concerns or ask questions regarding your dog or cat's well-being. This proactive approach can save you both time and money by addressing potential health issues before they become more serious.

At your pet's wellness exam, your veterinarian can also provide advice on topics such as diet, exercise, and behaviour to ensure that they are living their happiest and healthiest life.

Veterinary Wellness Exams in Calgary

What to Expect During an Exam

During your dog or cat's routine exam at Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, the veterinarian will give them a thorough physical checkup to get a comprehensive picture of their overall health.

Your veterinarian will also check whether they are due for any routine vaccinations or preventive care.

After your pet's exam, your veterinarian will discuss any concerns they have about their overall health and will inform you about your dog or cat's nutritional needs. 

Pet checkups at our veterinary clinic typically include an examination of each of the following elements of their health:

  • General Condition

    A dog or cat's general demeanour and physical condition can provide vital clues to their overall health. How your pet stands and walks, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators of overall health.

  • Coat & Skin

    During your pet's checkup, your veterinarian will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff or abnormal hair loss.

  • Face & Head

    Your pet's checkup will include an examination of their eyes, ears and nose. Your veterinarian will look for any abnormalities or unusual discharge in these areas.

  • Teeth & Mouth

    We will check the teeth and mouth for symptoms of oral health issues such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease to help determine if your pet requires dental care.

  • Internal Health

    Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are essential elements when it comes to checking your pet's heart health. We'll check to ensure they are normal. The lungs will then be listened to for evidence of abnormal breathing.

    Lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling, and we will also palpate the abdomen to ensure the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not exhibiting any signs of discomfort.

Checkups for Puppies & Kittens

Proper medical attention is essential for puppies and kittens during their first few weeks to help them get off to a healthy start in life. Our team will conduct a thorough physical examination on your new pet and will administer immunizations and deworming medication. We'll also check for fleas, ticks and other parasites and, if we find them, make a plan to get rid of them.

Once your puppy or kitten's first checkup is complete, you will need to bring them in periodically for their required booster shots

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Checkups for Seniors

As dogs and cats age, regular examinations become increasingly important to ensure their continued good health and longevity. Your veterinarian will be on the lookout for signs of potential age-related conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, or decreased vision, during your senior pet's wellness exams.

Additional lab testing may be recommended for aging pets to give you a more detailed diagnosis of their condition and provide a treatment plan.

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New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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