Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. If your pet is a senior–over seven for dogs, over nine for cats–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning disease and illness develop faster as well.
For illnesses that cannot be prevented, wellness visits provide the opportunity for early detection. Because we will be examining your pet on a regular basis, we will be better equipped to identify potential health problems early. The sooner we diagnose these issues, the quicker and more effective our treatment plan will be. This can vastly improve the chances of a favorable outcome. It can also save you money in the long run.
Wellness exams are recommended once a year. These regular appointments will also give you a chance to discuss any of your concerns about your pet with the doctor. All of our wellness exams are scheduled for 30 minutes to make sure we have enough time to answer all of your questions. Remember – you are an important part of the team. We want to work with you, not just for you, toward the shared goal of improving and extending your loved one’s life.
Puppy and kitten visits are vital to get your pet off to a healthy start. Puppies and kittens need to have a series of exams with vaccinations to help boost their immune systems. It’s also important to start parasite prevention at an early age. At each puppy and kitten visit we’ll share information on how to keep your pet happy, healthy and fit.
Burnsville Parkway Animal Hospital’s veterinarian-performed physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Wellness exams typically include:
- Ear exam
- Eye exam
- Rectal exam
- Dental exam
- Skeletal exam
- Reproductive system exam
- Internal health evaluation
- Neurological evaluation
- Cardiovascular evaluation
- Nutrition consultation
- Behavior counseling
Taking care of your precious pet’s health starts with a thorough veterinary exam. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at (952) 894-2870.