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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams

Our vets at American Pet Clinic focus on preventive care during routine exams. These exams help ensure your pet is in excellent physical health. 

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Importance of Preventive Care

With wellness exams, we can help your pet maintain exceptional long-term physical health. 

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these wellness examinations include regular physical checkups to offer your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

During your pet's regular checkup at our Ceres clinic, we can prevent health problems from developing in your pet, or catch them early, when we can treat them most effectively and efficiently. 

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Ceres

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your pet will receive a thorough physical examination so the vet can get a complete picture of his or her overall physical health. The exam will include these elements:

General Condition

Did you know your pet's physical condition and general demeanor can provide clues to how healthy they are overall? Their stance and walk, weight in relation to their size and level of alertness are all key indicators of overall health. 

Coat & Skin

Your pet's coat and skin will be inspected for signs of any issues, including excessive dryness or oiliness, bumps, lumps, dandruff or abnormal hair loss or shedding. 

Face & Head

The vet will examine your pet's nose, ears and eyes for any abnormalities or discharge. The mouth will be checked for signs of oral health issues such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease. 

Internal Health

Pulse, blood pressure, heart rhythm and rate are each incredibly important to your pet's heart health.

These will be tested to ensure they are normal. The vet will also check the lungs for evidence of abnormal breathing. 

Lymph nodes will be examined for pain or swelling, and the abdomen will be inspected to ensure the spleen, liver, stomach, bladder, intestines and kidneys all feel normal, and that your pet is not displaying any signs of discomfort. 

Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start. 

We'll give your new best friend a complete physical examination, appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. You'll be provided with a puppy or kitten kit filled with educational material and samples to help you care for the newest member of your family. 

Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both at your appointments or following your visits. Once your pet's initial appointment is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots


With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever. 

As your pet ages, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health and longevity. 

In addition to the routine wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets, we will give special attention to your senior pet's potential age-related conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision. Additional laboratory tests will also provide information about your pet's overall health.

Vaccinations & Prevention

When your pet is in for their physical exam, the vet will also check on whether they require preventive care, or if they are due for any routine vaccinations. 

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