When it comes to keeping your pets healthy it’s important that they visit their veterinarian at least once per year (if your pet is older your vet may even suggest biannual visits). Although most per owners know this, there are a lot of misconceptions about what they should expect during these annual wellness visits. Many pet owners believe that if their pet isn’t sick there’s really no reason to visit the vet, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Why Does Your Pet Need an Annual Vet Visit?

By taking your pet to the vet every year, you can help our veterinarians spot diseases before they become untreatable. It also allows our veterinarians to track your pet’s diet, health, and progress. When you take your pet to the vet you can also discuss any behavior changes you pet may have had. Our veterinarian will be able to create a customized plan to keep your pet healthy.

What Will Happen on Your Pet’s Annual Vet Visit?

Your pet’s first visit to the vet will likely take longer than the average visit. If available, you’ll need to have your pet’s prior medical history, as well as a stool sample, and be ready to answer any questions about your pet’s sleeping, eating, and bathroom habits. You may want to write down those answers and have them handy for when your vet asks. The annual checkup is very important because your vet takes care of every medical issue your pet has. At every annual checkup, our veterian will check the animal’s body thoroughly, take a stool sample to check for intestinal parasites, and check your pet’s temperature. Our vet may also do further testing if necessary, such as blood tests if your pet is very young or is a senior. During the annual checkup, your vet will receive vaccinations to keep them healthy.

Cats, in particular, can be difficult to take to the office. Unfortunately, that could make it difficult to identify when the cat is sick. Taking your cat to the vet and letting them know of behavior changes such as significant weight loss, bumping head into walls, or went from sleeping on beds to sleeping in the bathroom. These little changes may not seem like a big deal, but they could be signs of a more serious problem.

Why Should You Bring Your Pet To White Oaks Veterinary Clinic?

Our veterinarian is experienced and we treat your pets with the care and compassion they deserve. It’s important that you choose a veterinary clinic that you trust! Why not trust White Oaks Veterinary Clinic?

We are located in Edmond, OK and are open Monday Through Saturday. We service clients throughout Edmond and surrounding areas such as Seward, Piedmont, Bethany, Meridian, Jones, and Choctaw, OK. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your pet. please call us at (405) 330-0676.