Berthoud Animal Hospital offers pet wellness exams for dogs, cats, and exotic pets in Berthoud and nearby Loveland, CO areas. Our veterinarians utilize the latest advances in veterinary medicine to develop and execute wellness procedures for our patients. The goal of these procedures, including pet wellness exams and immunization, is to prevent disease and therefore prolong the life of your pets. Routine comprehensive pet exams, in addition to a customized vaccination schedule, intestinal parasite screenings, and other precautionary measures will ensure that your furry family members live their longest and happiest lives. We recommend adult pets, over the age of one year, to visit us at least once annually for a pet wellness exam.
Wellness Programs and Services
We are dedicated to providing excellent patient care to pets of all ages.
We utilize the following techniques to ensure the longevity of our patients:
The physical exam is the first step to ensuring pet wellness. Veterinarians will, on average, discover at least three health concerns unknown by the pet owner upon presentation to the clinic. A comprehensive physical exam will include an evaluation of the pet’s body systems, including:
- An eye exam with an ophthalmoscope
- An ear exam with an otoscope
- A heart auscultation with a stethoscope
- Abdominal palpation
- Evaluation of other body systems (teeth, skin, coat, vital signs, body condition, and joints)
Our veterinarians are equipped with the facilities and experience to diagnose and treat diseases inside the body, such as:
- Kidney/Urinary disease
- Internal infections
- Diseases of the liver
- Diseases of the gallbladder
- Endocrine issues (ie. Diabetes, Adrenal, Thyroid)
- Heart disease
Preventative bloodwork and other laboratory screenings, such as urinalysis, are often recommended at annual exams. Routine laboratory screenings can alert the veterinarian to potentially threatening trends of the internal organs. Frequent and consistent testing can help to detect and treat diseases and other health issues as early as possible.
While routine veterinary care is important, we know that pets spend most of their time at home with their families. Our veterinarians and support staff are committed to partnering with pet parents to answer questions and provide guidance on at-home pet care. Feel free to call us or ask us any questions you may have.