At Bixby Animal Clinic, we share your interest in the health and wellness of your pet. Our comprehensive wellness care services can contribute to your pet's long-term health. Pet wellness exams are a vital part of your pet's wellness care. Pet exams alert our veterinarians in Long Beach to health issues early on, keeping them from becoming major problems later on. In this way, we can preserve your pet's health and happiness over the long haul.
The Importance of Pet Wellness Exams
Pets, like people, need consistent medical care to stay in the best of health. Through annual exams, your pet can receive preventive treatments like parasite control and vaccinations to avoid sickness and disease. Routine diagnostics like X-rays and blood work are also part of wellness care as they help us detect and diagnose hidden medical issues.
Wellness exams consist of a physical nose-to-tail inspection of your pet to uncover signs of health issues. We'll also ask you about unusual behavior or symptoms your pet may be experiencing so we can follow up on these issues. We'll review your pet's medical history and discuss their lifestyle, diet, behavior, and other aspects of their life to see if there are areas that need improvement. As your pet ages, you may notice problems like excessive weight gain, lethargy, or mobility difficulties. Changes in your pet's lifestyle and/or diet can often prevent problems with pet obesity, diabetes, and arthritis.
Vaccinations play a vital role in wellness care as they protect your furry friend from deadly diseases like rabies, distemper, and others. All pets are susceptible to disease, whether they’re indoor or outdoor animals. We’ll make sure your pet’s vaccines are up to date so they can retain the disease protection they need to live a long and healthy life.
Senior Pet Care
Senior pets face many challenges with their health due to having a weaker immune system. Our senior pet care services will help your pet manage these challenges so they can continue to live a high quality of life. Your pet may need to see our vet every 6 months instead of annually so we can stay on top of their health.
Additional Wellness Care
Our animal hospital also offers the following additional wellness care services to support your pet’s long-term health:
• Dental Exams, Cleanings, and Treatments
• Spay & Neuter Procedures
• Nutritional & Behavioral Counseling
• Puppy & Kitten Care
• End of Life Care
See Our Veterinarians for Quality Wellness Care
At Bixby Animal Clinic in Long Beach, every pet is special and treated with love, kindness, and respect. To schedule an appointment at our animal hospital for pet wellness care, call our team today at (562) 426-4066 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.