Managing Health with Comprehensive Pet Exams in Columbus, OH

Managing Health with Comprehensive Pet Exams in Columbus, OH

One of the key parts of your pet’s wellness and preventive care program is the exam. Every pet should undergo a complete physical examination at least once a year so we can monitor their health and check for abnormal changes. During the exam, we also take time to answer your questions and educate you about the benefits of preventive care and the prevention of various diseases, especially zoonotic diseases. Our veterinary team here in Columbus, OH is focused on helping pet owners be wonderful caregivers to their animal companions, so they in turn can help their pets improve their quality of life and live longer.

wellness exams for pets in columbus, oh

Call (614) 476-0000 to schedule a wellness exam for your pet.

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Other Services Included During a Pet Exam

The physical exam is our starting point for evaluating your pet’s health. Our wellness and preventive care programs for pets also usually include:

  • Wellness blood work
  • Vaccinations
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Flea and tick control
  • Weight management
  • At-home dental care education
  • Prevention and treatment of internal parasites
  • Zoonotic disease prevention and education
  • Nutritional and behavioral counseling

The Importance of Preventing Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic diseases are a risk not just for our pets, but for us, too, so preventing their spread is very important. These diseases include:

  • Rabies
  • Lyme disease
  • Ringworm
  • Roundworms
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia
  • Leptospirosis

Most of these diseases are not life-threatening and can be prevented with good hygiene practices, and routine wellness and preventive care for your pet.

When Should My Pet Start Seeing the Vet?

Puppies and kittens should see their vet as soon as possible, at around 6 to 8 weeks old. We will have quite a lot to discuss at your pet’s first visit, and we’ll be glad to answer any and all questions you have. Even if your dog or cat is a little older, they should still see their vet shortly after their adoption so we can help you make sure they’ve received all the treatment they need for the year.

You Can Trust Us with Your Pet’s Lifelong Care

At Easton Animal Hospital, our goal is to be here for you and your pet for the duration of their life. As they grow and get older, your pet’s health needs will evolve. We know how to work with these changes and recommend age-appropriate care so your companion is always at their healthiest and happiest.

To get started on a wellness program for your pet, give us a call at (614) 476-0000!