Pet Wellness Care in West Loop, Chicago, IL
Since our pets can’t tell us how they’re feeling, it’s up to their veterinarian to evaluate their condition and check for clues that might signal a problem. Partners Animal Hospital West Loop recommends seeing your vet annually for a pet wellness exam to ensure your companion isn’t harboring a growing illness or other issue.
Wellness exams are the key to assessing your pet’s health thoroughly and promptly addressing any problems that might be on the rise. It’s not uncommon for the average vet to uncover at least 3 developing health problems in a patient that were not caught before!
What Happens During a Pet Wellness Exam?
The wellness exam starts with a physical examination, but it usually doesn’t end there. There are tests and certain treatments we might also recommend for your dog or cat to make sure they’re staying healthy and receive the necessary protection from disease.
First is the preventative care exam, where we:
- Perform a nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet and check their heart, lungs, weight, and body temperature.
- Discuss your pet’s nutrition, behavior, parasite control, vaccines, and other important aspects of their ongoing care.
Additional services your pet might need at this appointment include:
- Recommended vaccines, including rabies and distemper, which are core vaccines.
- Blood work and fecal testing to check for heartworm disease, intestinal parasites, and other issues.
- Treatment for chronic or on-going conditions and discussion of future treatment options.
Essential Care for Cats and Dogs at Every Age
At Partners Animal Hospital West Loop, we know high quality care is important throughout every stage of your dog or cat’s life. Our team is well equipped to provide a lifetime of pet wellness care to ensure your companion continues to live the happiest, healthiest life with you.
Care for Puppies and Kittens
To make sure your new furry friend is set up for success, your puppy or kitten’s first appointment with us will take longer than a usual appointment. Our team will perform a comprehensive wellness exam, administer your pet’s initial round of vaccinations, and discuss behavioral or litterbox training. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health so we can ensure they are on track to live their best life by your side.
Care for Adult Dogs and Cats
Regular wellness exams are essential to your pet’s well-being. We recommend scheduling exams with Partners Animal Hospital West Loop for adult dogs and cats so our highly trained team can assess their overall health and provide parasite prevention and booster vaccinations to make sure your companion stays healthy.
Care for Senior Pets
As your pet ages, more frequent wellness care visits are necessary to track any changes in their health and address any problems before they become more serious. Pets become more susceptible to illness, chronic conditions, and diseases such as arthritis, vision or hearing loss, renal failure, cancer, or heart disease which can be more effectively treated when caught early. Blood work and X-rays may also be necessary to perform the most thorough evaluation of your senior dog or cat’s health.