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Note to Large Animal Clients.

Pet Wellness Exams & Preventative Care

Your pet’s physical exam is important!

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.

Regular Health Examinations

Your pet’s physical exam is important!

Our pets can’t tell us where they hurt or how they are feeling. They are often good at masking their pain.

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)

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 the treatment of disease.

After the exam our veterinarians may make recommendations about:

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

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

  • Excessive itching
  • Excessive licking
  • Inappropriate urinating
  • Scooting


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:

  • 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.

Detecting & Medical Conditions

Pets with medical conditions require more intense monitoring than healthy pets. A physical exam is important 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 Preventative Measures Do I Need To Do At Home?

  • A diet/treats made for your pets 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 Heartworm Prevention & Detection, click here.

For Flea & Tick Prevention, click here.

Additional Wellness & Preventative Services

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Blood Testing

Heartworm Prevention & Detection

Flea Prevention

Tick Prevention

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