Physical Examinations

At Companion Animal Hospital in Traverse City, MI, we believe regular comprehensive physical examinations are the cornerstone of proactive pet healthcare.

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Comprehensive Physical Examinations: 
The Cornerstone of Preventive Care

At Companion Animal Hospital, we firmly believe that the key to your pet’s long and healthy life begins with regular, thorough comprehensive physical examinations. These exams are the foundation of preventive care, ensuring your furry companion’s well-being. We recommend scheduling these examinations twice a year, regardless of your pet’s age, as the frequency may vary based on their specific needs.

A Comprehensive Look at Your Pet’s Health

During our comprehensive physical examinations, our dedicated veterinarians leave no stone unturned.

Thorough Evaluation:

  • From Nose to Tail: Our veterinarians conduct a meticulous head-to-toe assessment, examining your pet’s eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, and gums.
  • Vital Signs: We monitor your pet’s vital signs, listening to their heart for abnormal sounds or rhythms and evaluating their lung function.
  • Abdominal Assessment: We palpate your pet’s abdomen, checking for any masses or signs of discomfort, ensuring their internal health.
  • Skin and Coat: Our team inspects the skin for any growths, external parasites, or other dermatological conditions that require attention.
  • Orthopedic and Neurological Assessment: If your pet is experiencing lameness or discomfort, our veterinarians can perform a complete orthopedic and neurological examination.

Client-Centered Care:

  • Your Input Matters: Your perspective is invaluable. We encourage you to share details about your pet’s current condition and any questions or concerns you may have.

Collaborative Approach:

  • Technician Consultation: You will also have the opportunity to consult with one of our experienced technicians. This 10-15 minute discussion will delve into your pet’s lifestyle, including outdoor activities, environment, boarding, grooming, and potential interactions with other animals.
  • Tailored Recommendations: This insight helps us create a customized vaccination and parasite prevention plan that evolves with your pet’s unique needs, ensuring their continued well-being.

Prioritize Your Pet’s Health Today

Make a proactive choice for your pet’s health by scheduling a comprehensive physical examination at Companion Animal Hospital. Our commitment to comprehensive care and your active participation in your pet’s health journey sets us apart.

Don’t wait until problems arise; invest in your pet’s wellness now. Contact us today, and together, we’ll ensure a happy and healthy life for your cherished companion.