Preventive Care For Pets
Routine wellness exams are critical are an important part of helping your pet stay in optimal health their whole life.
When our routine wellness checkups are combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention, and good nutrition you are giving your pet their best chance at lifelong good health.
When you bring your exotic mammal, dog, or cat in for a checkup, we can help prevent them from developing any health conditions or find them early when they are easier to treat.
We also provide you with nutritional consulting, so you can give your pet the food they need to maintain a healthy diet.
What to Expect During Your Cat or Dog's Checkup
Your vet in Sonora will provide your cat or dog with a physical checkup to obtain a full understanding of your companion's overall health. Routine wellness exams at Mono Way Veterinary Hospital consist of the following elements:
The physical condition and general demeanor of your cat or dog could provide you with clues to their overall health and wellbeing. How they walk, stand, their level of alertness, and whether they are at a healthy weight for their size are all key indicators of their health condition.
Coat & Skin
At your pet's checkup, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, such as dryness, excessive oiliness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, shedding, or abnormal hair loss.
Face & Head
Your animal companion's nose, ears, and eyes will be checked for any abnormalities or discharge. We will also look at the mouth for symptoms of an oral health problem such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease.
Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure play an essential part in your cat or dog's heart health. We'll conduct tests of these elements to make sure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing.
Lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling, and we'll also examine the abdomen to ensure the kidneys, intestines, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not displaying any clues of discomfort.
Review of Findings
When your dog or cat's checkup is finished, your vet will take the time to talk about any concerns they might have regarding your furry companion's overall health and discuss nutritional requirements for your pet.
Our vets understand the power of knowledge. During any routine wellness exam, our vets will ask about your pet's diet and offer any relevant advice on how to make sure your companion animal gets the nutrition they need to thrive.
Checkups for Puppies & Kittens
Puppies and kittens require a certain level of professional medical care in the first several weeks of their life to get a healthy start.
Your veterinarian will provide your new best friend with a complete physical examination, the appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. Our team will also test your pet for intestinal parasites. You'll be given a puppy or kitten 'kit' containing samples and educational material to help you care for the newest member of your family.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, either at your visits or following your appointments.
As soon as your puppy or kitten's veterinary checkup in Sonora is complete, you'll return periodically for them to recieve mandatory booster shots.
With the advancements made in veterinary medical care and knowledge, on top of the newer therapies and better nutritional options, senior pets are living longer than before.
While this is terrific news for pets and pet parents, it means that special attention needs to be given to your cat or dog's healthcare routine as they get older. As your pet exits its middle-age years, regular checkups become a more important part of ensuring their continuing health and longevity.
In addition to the routine wellness procedures we conduct for all adult pets, we will place special attention on your senior companion's potential geriatric conditions, including arthritis or decreased vision.
Further laboratory tests might be suggested for aging pets to obtain more detailed information about your senior cat or dog's overall health and wellbeing.
Vaccinations & Prevention
At your cat or dog's veterinary checkup at Mono Way Veterinary Hospital your veterinarian will also look to see if your pet requires preventive care, or if it's time for any of their routine vaccinations.