Pet Wellness Exams in Cypress, TX: The Key to a Healthier Life for Dogs and Cats

Your pet’s annual exam is the perfect time for us to talk to you and learn as much as we can about you and your pet. Like people, every pet has a personality of their own, and their own set of health needs.

As simple as they seem, pet exams are an essential step in making sure your companion is healthy and pursuing the necessary treatments to get them to 100% health. Along with the exam, our team also provides other preventive services to make dogs and cats more disease-resistant, including vaccinations, lab work, nutritional counseling, parasite prevention, and more.

Our goal is to not only keep your pet well for the near future, but to maintain their wellness for as many years as possible with a personalized, sustainable care plan.

Wellness Exams for Pets in Cypress, TX

There's no wrong time for a healthy start. Let’s work together to keep your pet on track for a longer, healthier life.

 Call us today at (281) 256-8085 to schedule an appointment!

Dog wellness exam at our animal hospital

Routine Exams Help with Early Illness Detection

Our pets' health can change in a shorter amount of time due to their faster aging process. With a higher metabolism, they experience life’s stages in quicker succession and are thus more prone to problems that can progress rapidly. That’s why it's important for us to see your pet around the same time each year for a checkup.

During your pet’s checkup your veterinarian will:

  • Do a complete, head-to-tail physical exam
  • Check your pet’s temperature, heart rate, respiration, and weight
  • Perform blood and fecal testing to make sure your pet is disease and parasite-free

The sooner we can detect even the smallest sign of a potential health problem, the sooner we can let you know and treat your pet. Dogs and cats prefer not to show if they’re feeling pain or sickness, so it’s up to us--and you--to get the answers and nip any possible issues in the bud. Your pet will be much happier and we know you will be, too.

Common Diseases in Dogs and Cats

For all the things that make our pets different from us, they still have a few things in common, which, unfortunately, include diseases. Adult and senior dogs and cats (but mostly dogs) are just as at risk for:

  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Bladder infections

Obesity

Obesity is a major problem because it can cause a domino effect of other problems. Obesity puts a lot of strain on your pet’s bones, joints, and heart, makes breathing more difficult, and greatly increases the risk for diabetes. Plus, it will make your pet much less active, which will lead to even more weight gain.

There are lots of ways we can show our pets we love them without over-indulging them with food and treats (we know how hard it can be to say no). Our vet team is more than happy to offer tips to improve your pet’s diet and eating habits and get them on a healthier path.

Heartworm Disease

Another major disease risk for pets (that doesn’t affect humans) is heartworm disease. Dogs are typical hosts for heartworms, and should take heartworm preventatives all year, every year. Heartworm disease can be fatal if it isn’t treated in time, so be sure to ask your veterinarian for more information when you see us at your next appointment.