Supporting Your Pet’s Wellness in McMurray, PA

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If your pet is healthy and energetic, you may wonder if it’s necessary to bring them in for an annual wellness exam. They seem fine, so why bother? The truth is that dogs and cats have evolved to instinctively hide signs of pain or illness, making it tricky for their families to recognize when there’s a problem. Pet exams at our McMurray, PA animal hospital can be essential to keeping your pet healthy for the long haul. During an annual checkup, your veterinarian may discover an underlying health issue, which they can promptly treat to prevent major health problems later.

Schedule a pet exam with us at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic so we can stay on top of your pet's care!

What Does a Pet Wellness Exam Involve?

A wellness exam is essentially a physical checkup to evaluate your pet’s health. During the visit, your vet will perform a comprehensive evaluation from your pet’s nose to their tail to find any signs of health issues.

Here’s what you can expect:

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Why Dogs & Cats Need Wellness Exams

Pets can benefit from an annual checkup to confirm they’re in good health. A thorough checkup will position your vet to catch health problems early when they’re easier (and less expensive) to treat, saving you the cost of lengthy treatments later on. Treating health problems early can also spare your pet unnecessary pain and suffering and expedite their recovery. A wellness exam can also help prevent chronic health problems, potentially giving your four-legged family member a chance to live a longer life. If you tend to worry about your pet, an annual checkup can give you peace of mind concerning their health and care.

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New Puppy or Kitten? Bring Them to Our Vet!

Puppies and kittens are just getting started in life, and they need all the help they can get to grow up healthy and stay protected from disease. As soon as you bring home your new pet family member, get in touch with us to make an appointment. During your puppy or kitten's first visit, we'll spend lots of time evaluating your pet's health, answering your questions, and helping you plan out the next steps of their care. We're excited to guide you on this long, happy journey!