Routine Exams for Dogs
Routine Exams for Dogs

Routine Exams

Detect problems before they become severe or costly. Take your dog for a routine exam to help keep them healthy.

Bringing your dog to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly.

Your veterinarian will check:

  • Teeth and mouth for gum disease, healthy teeth, and related infections.
  • Ears and eyes for infection, discharge, or abnormalities.
  • Cardiac and respiratory health by listening to the heart and lungs for any irregularities.
  • Gastrointestinal health for causes of vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Muscular and skeletal health by feeling for healthy muscle mass and joint pain.
  • Neurologic system check – it could indicate birth defects in younger pets and cognitive issues in older pets.
  • Appropriate weight and lifestyle for your pet’s age.
  • Lymph nodes – swollen nodes can indicate a wound, virus, infection, or some other illness.
  • Vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration) – an abnormal reading could indicate illness.
  • Skin and coat condition for growths, infection, wounds, and overall skin health.

Take your dog to the veterinarian every year for a clean bill of health and peace of mind.

Your dog can’t tell us what’s wrong, but routine physical exams can help your veterinarian detect any problems or diseases you might not have otherwise picked up on, including heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, cataracts, ear infections, ear mites, dental and gum disease, skin issues, and allergies.