You can think of a veterinary exam as a yearly doctor's checkup. Although most of the time checkups end with the doctor saying “you are in tip-top shape”, there are rare occasions when you find out there is a medical issue. This applies to pets as well. Even though your pet may appear healthy, checkups are an important part of preventive pet healthcare so we can help diagnose problems early and treat them before it is too late. To book an appointment, please call us at 416-444-7387.
What happens during a veterinary exam?
During the first portion of the visit, you will be asked routine questions with the objective of obtaining a complete history of your pet, from diet to behaviour to bowel/bladder habits. Our veterinarian will then perform a complete physical examination of your pet from nose to tail. At times, we may include blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, blood pressure monitoring, or other diagnostic procedures at the discretion of the veterinarian.
My pet looks healthy so why do they need routine exams?
Even though your pet seems fine, it is extremely important to get routine checkups every year. During that time, many things can change and it's imperative your veterinarian is aware of these developments. An annual checkup will allow us to detect any health problems early on before it progresses into something serious and/or life-threatening. Senior pets on the other hand should be seen every 6 months.