Importance of Pet Wellness Exams

So many pet owners know the importance of bringing their pets to the vet in an emergency situation. Still, many pet owners do not understand the importance of bringing their pet to the veterinarian for a routine wellness check. Here are some of the many reasons pet owners must bring their pets in for a routine wellness exam at Northwood Veterinary Hospital.

Overall Health Check 

Like a human wellness exam, our vets will provide a thorough exam of the pet's body to ensure there are no issues. Our veterinarians will look at the pet's ears, nose, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, and other aspects of the pet's health.

Weight Issues 

A wellness exam will include a diet review, as well as a weigh-in. Obesity in pets can lead to a long list of issues that will require expensive vet care, so it is important to make sure your pet is maintaining a healthy weight. In addition, a sudden weight loss could mean there is an underlying condition that will need further investigation.

Dental Check 

Teeth cleanings are not always needed at every wellness exam but are crucial for maintaining a pet's oral health. Our veterinarians will check your pet's gum and teeth health and recommend when cleaning may be needed. A pets' dental hygiene is crucial to overall health, including heart health.

Diagnostic Testing 

In addition, our veterinary wellness exam provides the opportunity to test for common issues such as heartworm and parasites.


A regular wellness examination will also allow our vets to make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations.


As your pet starts to age, having routine blood work completed becomes even more important. Blood work can lead to the early detection of various types of disease and ailments including, cancer, organ dysfunction, and diabetes.

Contact Us for Vet Care in Northwood, NH

If you are interested in scheduling a wellness exam for your pet, reach out to Northwood Veterinary Hospital today. We are committed to providing the care pets in and around the Northwood area need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.


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If you have an Emergency with your pet during our open hours, please call 603-942-8368 and be prepared to bring your pet in immediately. If you need to have emergency medical attention when we are closed, please call CAVES in Concord at 603- 227-1199 or Port City in Portsmouth at 603-433-0056. Both hospitals will keep us up to date on your pet’s care so we can coordinate treatment, if needed.

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