Wellness Exams

Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center recommends bringing pets to wellness exams every 6 months. Physical exams are important for keeping pets healthy, as these visits allow us to track a pet’s health closely and detect and prevent disease early.

Keeping your pet as healthy as possible is a partnership between you, the pet owner, and your Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center veterinarian. Frequent visits allow us to discuss recent changes in your pet’s health, detect potential problems, tailor diagnostic recommendations and initiate therapy that will benefit your pet.

Advancements in veterinary medicine enable us to diagnose potential diseases, including heartworm, thyroid and kidney disease and intestinal parasites, before they become serious issues for your pet. Your pet can’t talk, and many pets often show no signs of medical issues. So how do you know when something is wrong? Early detection through wellness exams!

Wellness Exam Checklist

Adult dogs (1 to 6 years old):

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check and administration of heartworm preventative
  • Administration of flea/tick control
  • Dental exam and/or periodontal probing
  • Consultation on diet, weight, dental health and/or behavior problems
  • Baseline blood panel
  • Baseline chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior dogs (7+ years old):

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Thoracic radiographic exam
  • Screen for hypothyroidism

Adult cats (1 to 6 years old):

  • Immunizations
  • Parasite check
  • Heartworm check and administration of heartworm preventative
  • Administration of flea/tick control
  • Blood testing for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Dental exam and/or periodontal probing
  • Consultation on diet, weight, dental health and/or behavior problems
  • Baseline blood panel
  • Baseline chemistry panel
  • Urinalysis

Additional exams for senior cats (7+ years old):

  • Osteoarthritis check
  • Screen for renal disease
  • Screen for hyperthyroidism
  • Blood pressure check

Schedule your pet’s wellness exam at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center.