Routine wellness exams are a key part of preventive care for your pet at Alondra Animal Hospital. These checkups allow your vet the opportunity to monitor your pet's overall health.

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Why Preventive Care is Important 

Wellness exams are a crucial part of monitoring your pet's overall health and ensuring their health for the future. 

During your pet's routine wellness exam your vet will perform a complete physical examination as well as administer any required vaccinations, parasite prevention medications and discuss any nutritional needs your pet may require. 

Routine wellness exams are necessary to ensure the lifelong health and wellbeing of your pet while preventing disorders and diseases as well as diagnosing and treating illnesses as quickly as possible. 

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Gardena

What to Expect During a Wellness Exam

Your Gardena vet will perform a complete physical examination in order to determine the overall health and wellness of your pet. During this visit your vet will address these areas:

Overall Health

The general health and appearance of your pet, including how they stand and move around as well as their activity level and weight all contribute to determining their overall health during this dog or cat check-up.

Coat & Skin

Your vet will inspect your furry companion's skin and fur for any signs of possible conditions, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

One of the most important parts of your pet's exam is their face and head. Your vet will monitor for any signs of any discharge or any irregularities. Your pet's mouth will also be thoroughly examined for signs of dental buildup or decay.

Internal Health

Internal health is crucial when it comes to your pet. It is important that your pet's heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are all normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing as well as your pet's lymph nodes for any signs of swelling or discomfort. Your vet will also physically examine the abdomen for any pain or abnormalities.


During your pet's vet check-up in Gardena, your vet will take the time after the physical has been completed to inform you of any findings as well as any next steps for prevention or treatment that they recommend for your pet. 

Puppy & Kitten Care

The first year of your pet's life sets the foundation for their lifelong health and happiness. 

Your vet will perform a complete physical examination on your new companion as well as administer any necessary vaccinations and parasite prevention. They will also provide you with any advice and information that may be helpful for ensuring you provide the best care possible for your new pet.

Our vets in Gardena are available to provide any routine care that your pet may require as well as provide advice or answer any questions that you may have.

After the initial wellness visit for your puppy or kitten, you will need to return for regularly scheduled booster shots

Geriatric Care

Pets are now living longer and healthier than ever with the incredible advancements in modern veterinary care. 

However, this means that your pet will require additional care as they age, such as more frequent wellness exams and additional diagnostics. 

We will continue to perform all of the typical exams and tests but will include added care for any conditions that become more common as pets age.

Your vet will utilize the additional laboratory tests to ensure that your pet is always monitored for any potential conditions in order to provide any preventive care or treatment as early as possible. 

Consulting Services

Occasionally pet owners have concerns when it comes to certain issues with their beloved companion. During your routine exam, it is a great time to mention any of these worries you may have with your pet such as nutritional, breeding or behavioral concerns. 

At Alondra Animal Hospital in Gardena our vets are proud to be able to offer consulting services for all of these concerns that clients commonly have when it comes to their furry friends. 

Vaccinations & Prevention

Your vet at Alondra Animal Hospital will ensure that your pet receives thorough preventive care during your visit including administering any vaccinations or parasite prevention that your pet requires.

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