Pet Wellness Visits in Ardmore
We’ll Make Sure Your Pet Is Always Happy & Healthy
If your pet is in good health, preventative care is the best way to ensure he or she stays that way for years to come. At Ardmore Animal Hospital, we recommend annual routine wellness exams for younger pets, and more frequent exams for older pets or those who have experienced health problems in the past. For senior pets, our bi-annual exams will also include lab work.
Unfortunately, our pets age must faster than we do. In fact, they age nearly seven times faster than their human parents, which is why it’s even more important that they get the check-ups they need. The exam along with the blood test will allow us to catch any problems early on and treat them before they get any worse.
Our wellness check-ups include:
- Eye and ear exams
- Oral exam
- Heart and lungs check
- Checking for swelling or unusual lumps
- Checking joints and muscles for signs of arthritis
During your wellness visit, we may also perform routine urine and blood tests as well as tests for external or internal parasites. These visits are also a good time for you to discuss with us any noticeable behavior changes, health concerns, or any other issues that may be on your mind. We want to work closely with you to help you stay on top of your pet’s health throughout every stage of their life.
Preventative Measures Save Money
Though it may initially seem costly to bring your pet into our office once a year, in the long run, annual wellness exams can save you money by identifying illnesses and problems before they result in expensive last-minute care or procedures. Many problems can be detected with a simple checkup and treated before they require more involved procedures.
Ardmore Animal Hospital also offers nutritional counseling services for your pet. Obesity has become a growing problem with pets and can lead to a variety of problems, including heart or liver disease and respiratory and orthopedic problems. Diet and exercise are the two biggest factors in maintaining a healthy weight, and our Ardmore veterinarians can create a special prescription diet and wellness plan to help him or her stay in good health.
Microchipping Your Pet
Few things are more distressing than when a pet wanders away from home and goes missing. Unfortunately, this happens to millions of pets each year. The best way to make sure you always find your furry loved one is by having them microchipped. This tiny device is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath the pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Our team has microchipped countless pets and ensures that it is quick and easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Your pet’s microchip will include a unique number along with information about the pet and his or her parent. The number will be added to a national registry, and most veterinarians and animal shelters have the capability to read these chips. If your pet goes missing and is found and the chip scanned, you will be contacted through the registry.
Breed Identification Testing
Do you want to know more about your mixed-breed dog’s background? Ardmore Animal Hospital now offers DNA testing for mixed-breed dogs. Using a small amount of blood, this test can identify your pet’s breed from more than 130 AKC recognized breeds. We’ll produce a detailed report that identifies all the breeds detected in your dog’s background. This information is very useful, as it can provide you with insight into your pet’s behavior and potential health problems commonly associated with his or her breed.
There are countless benefits to routine wellness visits. To schedule a service, reach out to our Ardmore veterinarians today at (610) 674-6636!
“The care, knowledge & compassion are exceptional!”- Re my cat, Mango (owner: Pinky)
“A place that loves pets”- Sid
“highly recommend Ardmore Animal Hospital for your animals!”- Kathy H.