When you’re not feeling well, you can go to the doctor and explain what is bothering you. Your pets can’t do that. That is why it is so important to make sure that your animal friends have annual physical examinations at Emeryville Animal Hospital.
In a systemic fashion, the veterinarian will begin with the head and work towards the tail. We are looking for abnormalities, changes in your pet’s appearance, and reactions to touches and light pressure in certain areas. We can examine the internal organs by touch and make sure that everything seems to be as it should.
The purpose of the examination is not only to find things that may be wrong, but also to find changes or warning signs of things that, if left unchecked, could cause your pet future problems.
The veterinarian may suggest a simple blood test to assess the functioning of your pet’s organs. We also recommend yearly analysis of urine and fecal matter in order to detect other signs of harmful situations developing.
Any suggestions we provide are specifically tailored to your pet’s age and lifestyle. The recommendations we make are the most important factors for the optimal care of your dog or cat.