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Importance of Pet Wellness Exams for Preventative Care

Generally speaking, all pets need annual pet wellness exams. Puppies, kittens, and those with certain medical conditions typically need pet care exams more often. Elderly pet exams usually occur at least twice a year.

Pet wellness exams are crucial for maintaining your pet's health and well-being. These routine check-ups, also known as preventive care or annual exams, play a vital role in the early detection, prevention, and management of potential health issues. Our team at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ, provides more information in the article below.

Ongoing Monitoring

One important part of pet exams is that they allow our veterinarian to monitor your pet’s general health. This monitoring includes everything from your pet's weight to organ function. Our veterinarian will detect any potential issues so treatment can begin before it becomes a serious problem. An elderly pet exam can help extend your precious pet’s life.


Your pet will need various vaccinations to protect it from many fatal illnesses and diseases. These vaccinations include rabies shots, as well as many others. We will provide your pet with these vaccinations during regular pet care appointments.

Preventative Medications and Guidance

In addition to vaccinations, there are many ways that our veterinary team can help keep your pet healthy and living for much longer. These include heartworm medications, parasite prevention, and flea or tick medication. We will provide medication and treatment if these potential issues are diagnosed.

Additionally, you’ll receive guidance from our veterinarian during these appointments, empowering you to make the healthiest moves for your pet. This guidance can be anything from diet and exercise to addressing allergies.

Schedule Your Pet Wellness Exam with Our Veterinarian

Our veterinarian can tailor the frequency and content of wellness exams based on your pet's age, breed, health status, and lifestyle. Scheduling regular pet wellness exams is a proactive way to keep your furry friend healthy and happy for years. Let our veterinary team at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ, help you give your pet the gift of health. Call us at (973) 509-5225 to schedule an appointment today.


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