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Comprehensive Wellness Exams

Your pet comes first at Animal Hospital at Grayhawk, and we show you how that's true with our Comprehensive Wellness Exams.

Since pets can't tell us how they feel, preventative wellness exams are crucial to maintaining your pet's health and quality of life. Our vets are very thorough and take their time when giving your pet their comprehensive wellness examination.

Our vets strive to make you and your pet feel comfortable during the visit. They work with you to understand what your pet's health needs are, and they spend time considering what changes in diet, lifestyle, supplements or any other suggestions can be made to help your pet live a healthy, happy life.

What is included in your pet's wellness examination?

First, we will discuss your pet's medical history and current overall well being. We will talk about lifestyle, diet, any medications, and behavior issues your pet might have. We do this first so that we can take plenty of time to introduce ourselves to your cat or dog, making a point not to rush so that your pet feels more comfortable with us.

We then perform a head to tail assessment examining the eyes, ears, heart, lungs, skin, abdomen, lymph nodes and teeth. During the examination we will review and highlight any concerns we find, or things to consider. If your pet is looking healthy we will let you know that right away!

Next, we will take the time to answer any questions you might have about your pet's health and needs. Some areas of discussion might include:

Nutrition: What diet is right for your pet's specific breed, age, and lifestyle? There are so many choices available so we will help you choose what is best for your pet.

Behavior: If you have questions about why your cat or dog is behaving a certain way, we can help you identify the potential causes and give advice on how to help.

Supplements: What supplements are safe to give to your pet, and which will actually help them live a healthy life? We will help you choose which supplements make sense to ensure your pet lives as long and comfortably as possible.

Heartworm Disease: Heartworm disease is more prevalent now in North Scottsdale than it has ever been before. We can help you prevent your pet from getting this disease, as well as other preventable diseases.

Age-Specific Questions: When should you spay or neuter your pet? When should you transition from a puppy food to an adult food, or from an adult food to a senior diet? How can you increase your senior pet's quality of life? We can help you navigate the best recommendations for your pet, based on their current stage of life.