Check Ups

Check ups are essential wellness examinations that should be done once per year for younger pets and twice per year for senior pets. Remember, it’s far safer – and less expensive! – to catch health challenges early before they become urgent or life-threatening.

Check ups include a complete head-to-toe examination of your pet, including:

  • Alertness
  • Body composition
  • Capillary refill time
  • Cardiovascular system (heart)
  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Gastrointestinal system (Abdomen)
  • General appearance
  • Heart rate
  • Integument system (skin and coat)
  • Lymphatic system
  • Mucous membranes
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Neurologic system
  • Respiration rate
  • Respiratory system (trachea, lungs)
  • Teeth and oral cavity
  • Temperature
  • Urogenital system (kidneys, bladder, private areas)
  • Weight