If we have regular routine examinations, the animals are less prone to illness. Those who are diagnosed are also more effective to treat
Our pets need a healthy diet, exercise and a regular check-up at the vet or doctor for their well-being.
From the puppy age to his last days, an annual veterinarian examination helps us to prevent or detect diseases.
Early diagnosis often means easier treatment, faster healing and less vet costs. Therefore, it is important that you make an appointment every year for a veterinarian examination of your pets.
But how are these investigations? What is the veterinarian doing?
Information about what to expect when visiting a veterinarian helps both the animal and its relative human being to prepare for the vet’s examination.
What is the examination at the vet and what is being done?
First, the vet examines the fur nose thoroughly from head to tail. He also examines the ear canal, teeth and paws. With a stethoscope he hears the heart sounds and measures the respiratory rate.
The physician then measures and weighs the animal and then scans the glands around the cervical zone, muscles and abdomen looking for bulges, signs of pain or inflammation. He also measures the temperature of the animal.
Then he tests the attention of the animal and observes how it works and sits down.
Finally, the expert checks to see if the animal’s vaccine card is up-to-date. If signs or symptoms of a disease are detected during the veterinarian’s examination, the appropriate blood and urine samples will be initiated.
On certain occasions, it may also be necessary for the doctor to order your animal an X-ray, ultrasound or ECG. During the examination, the vet also asks the referent person specific questions about the pet.
He asks about the bowel movement or strange behavior. Now is the time to tell him all your doubts and worries about the animal’s health.
How often is the examination at the vet necessary?
During the first year of life, the animal often needs to see a doctor. A few days after the arrival of the pet you should set the first date.
The veterinary examination for the puppy includes a complete medical check-up, which should also exclude genetic disorders.
The puppy also gets the first vaccinations and make the appointment for the next.
For prevention, the animal is dewormed and if necessary, the doctor takes a stool sample. In addition, the reference man will receive advice on education and nutrition, depending on the stage of development of the puppy.
Older animals must go to the veterinarian more often. From the age of 10, the examination should take place more often at the vet. This is partly because their defenses are not as strong anymore, they are more vulnerable and their vaccinations need to be renewed
If the animal comes from a shelter or pet shop, it is advisable to have a thorough medical examination. Since these fur noses were in contact with many other animals and other animals, you really want to exclude any illness from the beginning.
In adult animals that have already been vaccinated, one visit to the vet per year is recommended. Of course, if you notice urinary problems, signs of fatigue or indigestion, you should immediately take the animal to the expert.
How do I prepare my pet for the vet visit?
No pet likes to go to the vet. Usually that makes her nervous. This is partly because they are outside their known environment. On the other hand, there are also various unknown objects and that makes the animal insecure and anxious.
It can be very stressful for both the animal and the reference man to go to the vet. Therefore, we recommend a transport box, especially if it is cats.
If the dog has to go to the vet, it should be kept on a leash. This allows you to control the animal and make sure that it does not try to outbid or attack other animals due to stress.
The reference man must remain calm, so that this tranquility radiates on the animal. Animals notice nervousness, so you have to keep a calm, steady voice. Continuous stroking also helps to calm the animal.