Common conditions uncovered by a Preventive Care Exam include, dental disease, weight issues, ear infections, skin conditions, eye conditions such as cataracts, heart murmurs, skin tumors, arthritis, hip dysplasia, flea infestation, ticks, tapeworms, heartworm disease, internal parasites and much much more. many of these conditions can be serious or fatal if left untreated. Internal parasites are also zoonotic, which means they can be contagious to humans.
After the Preventive Care Exam, the veterinarian may recommend additional tests. This is determined by the doctor’s findings during the physical exam of your pet, your pet’s lifestyle, age and breed of your pet. Possible recommended tests include, Feline Leukemia (cats), chemistry panel (liver and kidney function testing), blood cell count test, thyroid screening, urinalysis, heartworm test, blood pressure, cytology, x-rays, tear tests, fecal exam, and glaucoma check(eye pressures). After all recommended tests are concluded, the veterinarian will discuss the results. Often times simple changes to the pet's diet, lifestyle and medications are all that's needed. Vaccinations or additional tests may be recommended.