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At Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital, our North Vancouver veterinarian takes a lot of pride in serving your pet with quality preventative wellness care. Our very own Dr. Amanda Brar offers a wide range of preventative wellness services in our office, including comprehensive wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and more. When was the last time you brought your pet in for a comprehensive health and wellness exam? If it's been more than a year, then your pet is overdue for this very important vet care appointment.
For most adult pets, an annual veterinary exam is highly recommended for a number of reasons. For starters, these exams allow our veterinary team to take a close look at your pet's health and wellness, as well as to track any changes that may have occurred in your pet's health over the past year. During a routine exam, we can also spot the signs and symptoms of many underlying illnesses and other medical problems. This could be something as common and treatable as an ear infection, or something more serious like heartworm disease. Either way, annual exams are a great way for us to ensure an early diagnosis for many common pet illnesses, which in turn increases the chances for successful treatment.
If nothing else, having an annual exam done on your dog or cat gives your pet a clean bill of health and added peace of mind for you!
When you bring your pet into our office for an exam, we'll begin by asking you some basic questions about your pet's health and activity. We'll want to know, for example, if your pet has experienced any recent changes in weight or appetite. This is also a good opportunity for you to bring up any concerns you may have about your pet's health.
During the physical examination, our veterinarian will thoroughly assess different components of your pet's health. This will include checking your pet's eyes, mouth, ears, breathing, heartbeat, weight, and temperature. If needed, we may also recommend further diagnostic testing in the form of bloodwork, radiology, fecal testing, or other diagnostics to rule out certain illnesses or diseases.
If your pet is due for an exam, now is a great time to schedule one with our North Vancouver vet. You can reach Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital to request an appointment by giving us a call at (604) 904-0880 We're open seven days a week to work with your busy schedule!