Owings Mills Veterinary Center encourages a complete physical examination for your pet every 6–12 months. A regular physical examination is just as important for pets as it is for humans. A year in a pet’s life is like 6 or 7 years in a human life.
Wellness exams, typically include a thorough physical exam and all appropriate diagnostics, such as heartworm blood test, blood profile, microscopic fecal examination, blood pressure evaluation and radiographs when indicated to screen for early detection of disease. This is also a good time to get up to date on your pet’s vaccinations.
Our wellness program focuses on preventative medicine based on the species, breed, age, medical history and environmental situation of your pet. Routine wellness examinations give your veterinarian an opportunity to evaluate your pet’s overall health. Examinations are essential in catching disease early as well as teaching clients about symptoms of common diseases, what physical or behavioral changes are serious, and how to prevent disease through proper nutrition and supplements.