Preventative Veterinary Medicine in Woodland Park
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Preventative Medicine Appointment
During a preventative medicine appointment, we will record your pet’s weight and vital signs in order to establish a baseline for your pet’s normal health. Dr. Cooper will also perform a complete physical evaluation, examining the appearance of your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, throat, teeth and gums, lungs, joints, abdomen, skin and coat. A regular record of your pet’s health history makes it easier for Dr. Cooper to spot changes which could signify a potential health concern.
During your pet’s annual or bi-annual preventative appointment, Dr. Cooper will also discuss parasite prevention and vaccinations, including both core (required or recommended for all cats and dogs) and non-core (recommended based on individual exposure, risk and lifestyle) vaccines.
Preventative appointments are also a great time for you to discuss any concerns you might have regarding your pet’s health with Dr. Cooper, such as behavioral concerns, at home dental care, exercise, nutrition and even microchipping.