You may think that only puppies and kittens should see the veterinarian regularly, but pets of all ages should be seen at least once a year to maintain a health profile with their doctor. “Wellness visits” provide an excellent opportunity for our doctors to perform a thorough physical examination and consult with you about your pet’s lifestyle and medical needs. Examinations include a physical palpation of your pet’s major organs, heart rate monitoring, dental and body condition evaluation, and much more. During the consultation with your pet’s veterinary nurse and doctor, you will be asked about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits and regular activities at home. The information obtained during this time can often help detect early signs of illness, and gives us the opportunity to address issues before they progress. Please don’t hesitate to address any questions or concerns you may have about your pet; we’re happy to provide you with answers and information!