examinations

Examinations

Regardless of how healthy your pet may appear, it is always important that you bring them in at least once per year. Pets are capable of masking signs of illness and disease, but just a quick routine examination can help our highly trained medical team to ensure that your pet is in prime physical condition and mental wellbeing.  

Bringing in your pet at least once or twice per year allows us to maximize the health of your pet as sometimes these examinations can help us catch small signs of illness and disease that could have easily gone unnoticed otherwise. 

It is the universal recommendation that at the absolute minimum, your pet is brought in once per year. However, for kittens, puppies, senior pets, and pets living with a health condition should be brought in once every six months so that we may keep a closer eye on their health and guide them on their road to wellness.

Here at Family Pet Clinic, our medical team has years of experience working with clients and patients to ensure that your pet is set to live a long, happy, and healthy life. In our routine examinations, we will check your pet from nose to tail, and discuss and concerns that we have with you. From the initial examination, we can discuss if further care or exams are needed should we find anything. 

In the exam room, a complete physical examination will assess the health of the:

  • Heartbeat and respiratory rate
  • Teeth and gums
  • Joints and muscles
  • Abdominal region 
  • Eyes, ears, and nose
  • Weight and body composition
  • Skin and coat
  • Temperature

To help us in the assessment of your pet’s overall health condition, please bring a fresh stool sample to your pet’s routine examination. If parasites are detected in the fecal examination, we will discuss possible treatment options with you. 

It is always good to ask questions about your pet’s health! Please feel free to come with any questions or concerns you may have. We are always here to give guidance and provide recommendations so that your pet is living a lifestyle best suited for their health needs. 

We are always getting asked questions like these. Consider some you might want to ask too:

  • How many hours per day is your pet home alone?
  • Does your pet have any phobias and anxieties?
  • Does your pet have a comfortable place to sleep?
  • Is your pet friendly towards other animals and people?
  • Does your pet enjoy playtime?

Should you have any questions that may be better addressed with another specialist in the area, we are always happy to refer you to facilities that we trust.

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534 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
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