Cat & Dog Wellness Exams
Help your dog or cat stay healthy and happy with routine wellness exams at Broadway Animal Hospital. Wellness exams focus on preventive care and help ensure your pet stays in good health.
The Importance of Preventive Care
Wellness exams are vital to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these examinations include regular physical checkups to afford your pet the best chance at a good quality of life and long-term health.
When you bring your pet in for their regular checkup, we can prevent health issues from developing in the first place, or detect them early - when they are most treatable.
What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical
During a wellness exam, the vet will thoroughly examine your pet to get a complete picture of his or her general health. A physical exam includes these elements:
Your pet may not be able to tell us if they're in pain, but his or her general demeanor and condition can provide clues as to their physical health. How they stand and walk, their level of alertness, and whether their weight is in proportion to their size are all important indicators of overall health.
Coat & Skin
Your pet's coat and skin will be examined for symptoms of potential conditions, including excessive dryness or oiliness, bumps, lumps, abnormal hair loss, dandruff or shedding.
Face & Head
Your pet's nose, eyes and ears will be checked for discharge or abnormalities. We will also inspect the mouth for signs of oral health problems such as periodontal diseases or plaque buildup.
Heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and pulse give important clues to their heart health. We'll record these to ensure they're normal. We will then examine the lungs for any evidence of abnormal breathing.
The abdomen will be examined to ensure the kidneys, bladder, spleen, intestines, stomach and liver all feel normal, and that your pet is not exhibiting any signs of discomfort. Lymph nodes will also be checked for swelling or pain.
Puppies & Kittens
In their first few weeks of life, puppies and kittens need attentive medical care to get off to a healthy start.
We'll provide your new furry friend a complete physical examination and appropriate immunizations, along with deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. You'll receive a kitten or puppy kit filled with samples and educational material to help you care for your newest family member.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both during your appointment or in between visits.
Once your pet has had his or her initial appointment, you'll return periodically for required booster shots.
Many pet owners are delighted to find their senior pets are living longer than ever due to recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, in addition to better nutrition and newer therapies.
However, with age comes special needs and regular examinations become increasingly essential to ensure your pet's continuing health and longevity.
Along with routine wellness exams for all adult pets, special attention is given to your senior pet's potential age-related conditions, such as decreased vision or arthritis. Additional lab tests may also be required.
Are you confused about nutritional labels? Wonder if your pet's diet is appropriate for their age, breed and health conditions? Our Everett veterinarians provide nutritional consulting services to ensure your pet's nutritional needs are met.
New Patients Always Welcome!
Looking for a vet in Everett? Whether your pet needs routine wellness exams, surgery, geriatric care or emergency care, we look forward to welcoming you to our family at Broadway Animal Hospital located in Everett.