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Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Wellness Exams with Your Durham Veterinarian

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Pet wellness exams and veterinary care help keep pets healthy. As a pet owner, you can protect your cat or dog and help keep him or her healthy by following the veterinarian's wellness recommendations and by bringing your pet to the veterinarian on a regular basis. The following important services are a part of pet wellness provided by your Durham veterinarian. At New Hope Animal Hospital, we help pets stay healthy through all the stages of life. 

Importance of Regular Pet Wellness Exams

Pets are at risk for different problems at different life stages. Some of the problems that your pet might experience as a puppy or kitten include fleas and ticks, genetic conditions and obesity. Young pets who are not vaccinated are also at risk for a variety of serious diseases and illnesses.

As pets age, their risk factors change. Older pets are more likely to experience problems like dental disease, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. During wellness exams, your pet's veterinarian will check for all of these conditions and make recommendations for care as needed.  

Different Aspects of Pet Wellness Exams

Different aspects of pet wellness exams can help protect your pet from different conditions. A standard wellness examination may consist of any of the following:

  • Pet dental. Pet dental examinations help your pet's veterinarian identify problems like cavities, gum disease, plaque buildup and infection in the gums. If your pet's veterinarian finds any evidence of these problems, he or she will make recommendations for care, such as a tooth cleaning, tooth extraction or cavity filling. 
  • Vaccinations. Vaccinations protect your pet from common illnesses and serious diseases. At New Hope Animal Hospital, we administer vaccinations as needed. We also manage each patient's vaccination schedule to ensure that pet is up to date on shots.
  • Examination. Each wellness visit starts with an exam. We'll check your pet's weight, breathing, heart rate, behavior and physical characteristics. These examinations help us determine what services can benefit your pet and whether or not your pet has any troubling conditions.

Flea & Tick Prevention From Your Durham Veterinarian

Fleas and ticks can spread diseases and can even invade your home through your pet. Flea and tick prevention can help protect your pet from infestation. As your pet's Durham veterinarian, we help pets get the preventatives they need to avoid problems and stay flea and tick free. 

Spay & Neuter

Spaying and neutering can help protect your pet in a variety of ways. Spaying and neutering can protect your pet from conditions affecting the reproductive system and can improve your pet's behavior. During your pet's wellness exam, we can answer any questions that you might have about this common, safe procedure. 

Contact Your Pet's Veterinarian in Chapel Hill Today

As your pet's veterinarian in Chapel Hill, we can help guide you through your pet's entire life. We provide wellness services to pets to help them stay healthy and enjoy an improved quality of life. We recommend bringing your pet in for a wellness exam at least once annually. To make an appointment for your pet's next wellness exam, contact us today at 919-490-2000.

Hospital Hours

Monday8 am6 pm
Tuesday8 am6 pm
Wednesday8 am6 pm
Thursday8 am6 pm
Friday8 am6 pm
Saturday8 amNoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am Closed
6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm Noon Closed