Wellness Exams for Pets in Windham, NH

Wellness Exams for Pets in Windham and Surrounding Communities

Part of our mission is to ensure that all of our patients have everything they need to be healthy through every life stage. That’s why we recommend annual or bi-annual wellness exams for pets at our hospital in Windham, which serve as the first line of defense against health problems. We provide care (detailed below) for dogs and cats that’s tailored to your companion’s age.

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Puppy & Kitten Care

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! We want to ensure that your new pet gets started on the right paw, so at his or her first visit, we can schedule a preventive treatment plan. We recommend at least two wellness visits per year, which includes—or may include:

  • Nose-to-tail physical examination
  • Behavioral and house training recommendations
  • Development of vaccination schedule
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
  • Microchipping
  • Parasite screening

Two dogs coming to the animal hospital for their wellness exams

Spaying/neutering can also be part of your puppy’s or kitten’s wellness care. We can let you know the recommended age for this surgery, since it varies for each species.

Adult Dog & Cat Care

A dog or cat is considered an “adult” when he’s 2-3 years old. To give your four-legged friend the highest quality of life possible, we recommend wellness visits at least once a year, which typically include—or may include:

  • Nose-to-tail physical examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Evaluation of the coat, skin, eyes, ears, nose and throat
  • Behavior counseling
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Digital X-rays
  • Internal and external parasite prevention
  • Microchipping (if not already implanted)
  • Parasite screening

If your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, we can schedule an appointment for the procedure, as spaying/neutering is another critical component of a pet’s wellness care.
Cat laying down during her wellness exam

Senior Dog & Cat Care

Dogs are considered “seniors” when they’re between 5 and 9 years of age, depending on breed and size. Most cats are considered seniors at about age 8, but dramatic changes may occur in as little as three to six months for both dogs and cats. This why we recommend bi-annual wellness exams during the senior years. These exams allow us to catch signs of illness in their early stages and recommend additional testing, if necessary.

The following is a list of some of the signs to look out for in your senior dog or cat:

  • Abnormal stools
  • Changes in hair coat quality
  • Decreased activity level
  • Significant changes in weight
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Depression or listless behavior
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Signs of pain in movement
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing and coughing

If you need to schedule your pet’s wellness exam, or if you have any questions about our dog and cat care services here in Windham, call our hospital at 603-898-8982.