Let’s talk about wellness care.
Every standard wellness exam includes a comprehensive nose-to-tail evaluation that includes a check of the following:
Weight: If your pet is found to be overweight or underweight, based on the recommended BMI, we can recommend diet/nutrition or exercise recommendations.
Temperature: Your pet’s temperature helps us determine if your pet has a fever, which can indicate an infection is present.
Skin/coat: Pets are at risk for a number of dermatological problems that may require an additional exam for treatment, including rashes, atopy, dandruff, and mange.
Eyes: Cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and infections are some of the most common eye conditions seen in pets. If any of these conditions are detected, we typically recommend an ophthalmology exam.
Nose: We examine the nose for cloudy, yellow, or odorous discharge, which may be a sign of allergies, infection, or a blockage.
Ears: Ear problems are among the most common problems seen in pets. They are usually evidenced by discharge, redness, or excessive ear scratching. Ear problems are often a result of allergies, parasites, or foreign bodies.
Teeth and gums: Your pet’s dental health is one of the most important elements of their overall health. That’s why we check for swollen gums, tartar buildup, bad breath, and a number of other abnormal symptoms, as these may be signs of gum disease. Depending on our findings, we may recommend a dental cleaning after the wellness exam.
Heart and lungs: During the heart and lungs check, we check the heartbeat and listen for any irregular breathing, which may indicate a disease or infection, such as bronchitis or kennel cough.
Abdomen: We check the abdomen to ensure there isn’t any swelling, which may be a sign of obstruction or something as simple as being overweight.
Here's to a long, healthy life.
At Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital, your pet’s health comes first. Wellness care starts early in your pet’s life and continues as they age. We’ll be there every step of the way. We recommend a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year for adult pets and every six months for senior pets. As you read above, these exams allow us to detect any abnormalities or signs of illness so we can treat them in their earliest stages. The sooner we catch a health problem, the more effectively we can treat it. Please also use this time to discuss your pets overall health, lifestyle, diet, and anything regarding your pet.
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We’ve been serving pets in the Atwater Village neighborhood since 1922.
We look forward to taking excellent care of your pet.
Mon: 7:30am to 6pm
Tues: 7:30am to 6pm
Wed: 7:30am to 6pm
Thurs: 7:30am to 6pm
Fri: 7:30am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 3pm
Doctor’s hours start at 8:00am.
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