Routine pet exams from our Rochester vets focus on preventive care for your cat or dog. These routine exams are pet checkups that help ensure your companion is in good health.

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The Importance of Preventive Care

Pet wellness exams are important in helping your pet maintain good health and high overall performance. 

Consisting of regular vaccinations combined with parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine pet examinations also include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

When you bring your cat or dog in for their routine checkup, we can prevent your pet from developing health issues, or catch them early when they are most treatable. 

Cat & Dog Checkups in Rochester

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Rochester vet will give your dog or cat a thorough physical checkup in order to get a complete picture of his or her overall health. Routine pet wellness exams at our animal clinic include the following elements:

General Condition

Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can provide clues to their overall health. How your pet stands and walks, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size, are all important indicators of their overall health.

Coat & Skin

During your pet's checkup, our Rochester vets will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems including excessive oiliness, dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

Your pet's eyes, ears, and nose will also be examined for abnormalities or discharge. We will also check the mouth for symptoms of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease. 

Internal Health

Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are vitally important to your pet's heart health. We'll test these to ensure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing. 

Your pet's lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling. We will also examine the abdomen to ensure the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not showing any signs of discomfort. 

Review of Findings

At the end of your pet's routine wellness exam, your vet will take the time to discuss any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and talk to you about your cat or dog's nutritional requirements. 

Puppies & Kittens Checkups

Puppies and kittens require specific medical attention within their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start. 

We'll give your new furry friend a complete physical examination, appropriate immunizations, and deworming medication. We will also test for intestinal parasites. Our vets provide a puppy or kitten 'kit' filled with educational material and samples to help you care for your new family member. 

Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots


With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, our senior pets are living longer than ever.

While this is terrific news for pets and their owners, it means that special attention needs to be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they age. As your pet surpasses middle age, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health and longevity. 

In addition to the routine wellness procedures, we will give special attention to your senior pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision.

Additional laboratory tests may be recommended for aging pets to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and wellbeing.

Nutritional Consulting

The right diet can help to increase your pet's life expectancy and improve their quality of life. Pets that receive a nutritionally balanced diet experience fewer stomach issues, less sensitive skin, and a healthier coat.

Vaccinations & Prevention

During your pet's checkup at our Rochester animal hospital, the vet will also check whether your animal requires preventive care, or if they are due for any routine vaccinations.

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