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How To Prepare To Your Pet's Preventive Care Exam

Preventive care is an important part of your pet's long-term health and wellness. With complete preventive care, you are protecting your cherished pets against various conditions and diseases. Today our South Plainfield vets explain how to prepare for your pet's preventive care exam.

Essential Pet Preventive Care To Promote Optimal Long Term Health

Preventive care exams or routine wellness exams are an important part of your pet's routine care and annual or twice-yearly pet checkups designed to give your dog or cat their very best shot at a long and healthy life. These exams provide you with the information you need to care for your pet's unique needs, and allow your vet to monitor the health of your four-legged friend on a regular basis so that any concerning changes or developing issues can be more easily spotted.

Bringing your cat or dog into our South Plainfield animal hospital for a preventive care exam allows your vet to find any issues before they become more severe and gives your vet the opportunity to provide your pet with any vaccinations or preventive medications they need to keep parasites from invading their bodies. 

The cost of preventive examinations is also far less than what it would be to treat diseases, illnesses, and parasitic conditions when they have become more serious. Preventive exams and early detection can also save your pet from experiencing more pain or discomfort.

Preparing For Your Pet's Preventive Exam

At Plainfield Animal Hospital we strive to provide all of our clients and their pets with the best experience possible. In order to make your first visit a success, there are a few things that you can do. Here are some tips that you can follow in order to make your cat or dog's preventive care appointment with us will be a more relaxed, organized, and efficient experience. 

  • Be sure to book a time for your appointment when you will have no time restrictions so that your South Plainfield vet has plenty of time to provide your pet with the attention they need and deserve, and so that we are able to answer all of your pet care questions.
  • If this will be your pet's first time at our South Plainfield animal hospital arrive about 10 minutes early to fill out the new patient forms.
  • Bring your pet's previous health records of your pet's medical history and past and present medications and dosages, or have them sent to us ahead of time.
  • Write down the details of your pet's food, exercise routine, and bowel movements to help your vet understand your pet's lifestyle.
  • While you are at the appointment It is important to inform your vet of any recent or previous tick bites.
  • Your vet may ask you to bring in a fresh stool sample from your pet in order to do a fecal exam or a urine sample for a urine test.
  • To help your pet stay calm at their appointment ensure they get some exercise before the appointment and bring along their favorite blanket or toy.
  • If you are concerned about behaviors that your dog or cat is experiencing be sure to record these for your South Plainfield vet to be
  • In order to save time, it is recommended to prepare any questions you have for your vet ahead of time.
  • Call your vet in order to ask any questions like whether or not your pet can eat before their appointment.
  • If your pet can fit into a carrier please bring them to the appointment that way. Larger dogs should be brought in on a leash.
  • It is a good idea to have a conversation with your vet prior to your visit about any budget that you may have regarding exams and diagnostic testing.

Preventive care is incredibly important and so you should bring your pets in for routine care. Our vets at Plainfield Animal Hospital are here to help with protecting your pets against various conditions and diseases as well as providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Our veterinary team cares greatly for the health and well-being of all animals here in South Plainfield.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

At our South Plainfield animal hospital, providing comprehensive care for pets is our passion. Book a preventive care exam today for your beloved cat or dog.

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At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we are always welcoming new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing state-of-the-art care to South Plainfield's companion animals. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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