Prolonging Lives with Pet Exams and Wellness Care in Fayetteville, AR

With continuing advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever before. Helping your best friend to live their fullest and longest life requires care on your part and ours, too! Regular pet wellness exams are the single most effective way of maintaining their health and quality of life. At Best Friends Animal Hospital in Fayetteville, we champion high-quality preventive care and education for conscientious pet owners.

Pet Exams in Fayetteville, AR
white-quote

“These doctors and staff care so much about our family dog. We know he is in great hands when we take him in, and appreciate how loving they are to him. They also get us in and out quickly! Thank you Best Friends Animal Hospital for taking such good care of our pet!”

Wellness Exams for Pets in Fayetteville, AR: Cat Sitting on a Chair
Vet Examines Blood and Urine Samples
Veterinarians Examine a Dog
Veterinarian giving a dog medicine

Committing to Routine Pet Wellness Exams

Routine wellness exams are a must for your pet. We highly recommend semi-annual exams for each of our dog patients, and annual exams for our cats. Frequent exams give us an opportunity to assess your pet’s ever-changing needs and give you recommendations for their nutrition, parasite prevention, diagnostic screenings, and more. No two exams ever look exactly the same. We treat each pet as the individual they are.

Each exam will include a combination of the following:

  • Physical exam
  • Talking to you about any health or behavior changes
  • Vaccinations, as appropriate for your pet
  • Age appropriate diagnostic work including blood work, fecal exams, and more

Pet Parasite Prevention

Parasite prevention is an essential part of pet wellness care all-year round. In Northwest Arkansas, parasites such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms (transmitted through mosquitos) are a major health concern. Not only are pests annoying to your pet, they can also cause severe discomfort and even life-threatening diseases. While pest prevention is very effective, it is not a 100% guarantee. Simple blood test screenings allow us to discover any diseases that may have slipped through the cracks so we can address them immediately.

Routine Diagnostics

Wellness exams can tell us a lot about your pet but not everything! Pet wellness care needs a more in-depth approach. We rely on diagnostics to assess internal changes. Blood work, fecal tests, urinalysis, and cytology (skin cell analysis) all help us to create a complete picture of your pet’s health. Also, as pets age, regular blood work is essential for picking up on any developing conditions. Imaging technology such as X-rays and ultrasound play a particularly crucial role, too.

sub-paw

Schedule Your Appointment

Is your pet due for a wellness exam? Regular exams help us keep them healthy for the long-term so you can enjoy more quality time with your best friend. Schedule your appointment today!