Pet Exams & Wellness Care in Raleigh, NC

Pet Exams & Wellness Care in Raleigh, NC

There's a lot of information (and misinformation) out there regarding pet wellness care. At Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield, we know how confusing this can be. Our team is here to guide you to do what's best for your pet's health. When you keep up with your pet’s wellness visits, you enhance their quality of life and play an active role in their continued health and well-being. Choosing to bring your pet to our Raleigh, NC, hospital means you’ll receive extensive time with your veterinarian who thoroughly assesses your pet and makes sure you fully understand every aspect of their health.

Help your pet be the best they can be. Schedule their annual exam today.

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What to Expect with Pet Exams

What to Expect with Pet Exams

Pet exams are the perfect opportunity to fully assess your pet’s well-being and for you to discuss any changes in their health, behavior, or lifestyle. Your pet's needs will change as they age, so we tailor every visit to meet those needs. At your wellness appointment, you can expect the following:

Plenty of doctor time

Our veterinarians are genuinely passionate about pet health. During a pet exam, they take all the time needed to fully assess your pet, address any issues, and answer all of your questions.

Physical exam and body condition score

We’ll do a nose-to-tail exam to check for any abnormalities, as well as give them a body condition score which helps us determine if their weight is ideal.

Blood tests and disease screening

Depending on your pet’s age and lifestyle, we’ll perform a range of diagnostic tests including complete blood counts, blood chemistry panels, fecal exams, urinalyses, etc. By catching diseases early, we’re better able to effectively treat the condition.

Vaccination administration

We’ll provide any needed vaccine boosters and discuss any lifestyle changes that may warrant more or fewer vaccines.

Dental exam and teeth cleaning suggestions

Dental care is vital to your pet's well-being. We'll evaluate their dental health and give you recommendations on home dental care as well as professional cleanings as needed.

Diet and nutrition

Your pet’s diet will change as they age, meaning no single diet will work for their entire life! We can give you suggestions for a healthy diet and proper exercise that meet your individual pet’s needs.

Behavioral counseling

Does your pet have bad manners or other behavioral problems? Behavioral problems can cause a rift in your relationship with your pet, but we can help! Mend your relationship with your pet and build a stronger bond by asking us about behavioral counseling at your next visit.

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Providing Intestinal Parasite, Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Prevention

Providing Intestinal Parasite, Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Prevention

Another essential part of pet wellness care involves parasite prevention. We highly recommend year-long protection because many of these critters can be active all year long. Ticks can be active at temperatures just above freezing, while fleas will often take refuge in your warm home for the winter, putting your pets and family at risk. Mosquitoes, which transmit heartworm disease, do die off in the cold, but they can be active any time of year in North Carolina due to our warm climate and mild winters. Fleas, ticks, and heartworms all pose serious dangers to your pet, including disease transmission. In addition, intestinal worm larvae are invisible in the environment but can be ingested by dogs and even indoor cats. Some of these parasites can even be transmitted to people. With year-long parasite prevention, you can keep your pet safe. Ask your veterinarian about our options for flea, tick, and heartworm prevention at your next appointment.

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Drop-Off Wellness Services with Daycare

Drop-Off Wellness Services with Daycare

Dropping your pet off for daycare? Let us know if they need any wellness services! We can perform pet exams, vaccinations, and more during their stay with us. Ask us for more information at your next visit, or contact us today! Or learn more about daycare here.