Pet Wellness Exams & Preventative Care

Your pet’s physical exam is essential!
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Pet Wellness Exam & Preventative Care in Tiffin, OH

Animal Hospital of Tiffin is dedicated to the proper care of your pet. Through education, preventive care, and careful management of medical needs, we will help you enjoy your pet for as many years as possible.

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Regular Health Examinations

Regular health examinations for pets are essential to monitor their overall well-being. These routine check-ups, typically conducted by a veterinarian, assess a pet’s physical condition, detect underlying health issues early, and ensure they receive proper vaccinations and preventative care. During these exams, veterinarians address any concerns or questions the pet owner may have, providing valuable guidance on nutrition, behavior, and exercise. By scheduling regular health examinations, pet owners can maintain their furry companions’ health and happiness, allowing for timely intervention if any health issues arise, ultimately leading to a longer, healthier life for their pets.

What Happens During a Regular Health & Wellness Exam?

A wellness exam is a complete hands-on assessment of your pet’s physical health status.

  • Weight
  • Body Condition Score
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth/Teeth
  • Heart
  • Lungs/Respiration
  • Abdomen
  • Skin
  • Lymph nodes
  • Nervous system
  • External genitalia
  • Gait (How they walk)
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What Can an Annual Wellness Exam Find?
From your pet’s first visit as puppies/kittens through their adult stages and senior stages, our veterinarians will be able to:

  • Detect abnormalities
  • Uncover disease
  • Ear/Skin infections
  • Abscessed teeth, dental disease
  • Changes in weight or appetite due to systemic diseases
  • Lumps/ bumps under the skin could be cancerous

Early diagnosis can be the difference between success and failure in treating disease.

After the exam, our veterinarians may make recommendations about the following:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Weight control
  • Hygiene
  • Dental care

This is also your opportunity to ask any questions about your pet’s health and behavior.

  • Excessive itching
  • Excessive licking
  • Inappropriate urinating
  • Scooting
Detecting & Medical Conditions
Pets with medical conditions require more intense monitoring than healthy pets. A physical exam is essential anytime you suspect a problem.

If you observe any of these signs, please call us to schedule an appointment:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Fecal or urine accidents
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath or difficultly breathing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty walking or moving
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Increase in thirst and/or urination
  • Bad breath
  • Dull, flaky hair coat
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Foul odor
  • Behavior change
  • Crying or whimpering
What is Recommended During the Wellness Visit?
  • Vaccines
  • Canine Blood Parasite Screen 4Dx Plus
  • Fecal Exam
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test
  • Wellness Blood Work/Pet Laboratory Testing
  • Prevention and treatment measures

Each pet’s vaccine record is reviewed along with the following:

  • Lifestyle
  • Indoor vs. outdoor
  • Travel history
  • Dog park access
  • Camping
  • Frequency of boarding or grooming

All this will determine the appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet.

For Pet Vaccines available and recommended at the Animal Hospital of Tiffin, click here.

For Wellness Blood Work/Pet Laboratory Testing, click here.

What Preventative Measures Do I Need To Do At Home?
  • A diet/treats made for your pet’s age, medical needs, and goals
  • Exercise and playtime
  • Clean their ears after bathing/swimming
  • Trip to the Groomers make your pet look and feel their best
  • Keep your pets on monthly prevention year-round

For Preferred Veterinary Food Carriers and Delivery, click here.

For Flea & Tick Prevention, click here.

Additional Wellness & Preventative Services

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Blood Testing

Pet Flea Prevention

Pet Heartworm Prevention & Detection

Pet Tick Prevention