Memorial-610 Hospital for Animals

910 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77024


Pet Health

Adult Pet Wellness

Wellness examinations give your veterinarian an opportunity to minimize potential health risks through early detection and treatment and are essential for keeping your adult animal healthy. Dogs and cats age much faster than we do, so a disease can progress from initial onset to serious illness in a relatively short amount of time. For example, if your pet missed an annual exam two years in a row, it would be the equivalent of you not seeing a doctor or dentist for about 15 years! A thorough physical examination is recommended for most adult pets annually. Adult patients with chronic conditions, including those on long-term prescription medications, may need to be seen more frequently. Your pet’s annual exam will include:

  • A thorough physical exam (includes eyes, ears, nose, throat, coat, skin, heart, lungs, abdomen, genitals, lymph nodes, oral cavity, weight, GI, musculoskeletal, and central nervous system)
  • Personalized vaccinations based on your pet’s risk of disease exposure
  • Fecal examination to screen for intestinal parasites
  • Recommended veterinary diagnostic tests based on your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle, and overall health
  • A complete oral/dental exam
  • Recommendations for flea, tick, and heartworm control
  • An evaluation of your pet’s diet and nutritional health
  • Review of your pet’s current medications and discussion of any newly prescribed medications
  • Scan for microchip efficacy, position, and ease of detection
  • Evaluation of any new symptoms or behavioral changes