Wellness Care Checkups in Cleveland
Prioritizing Your Pet’s Health
At Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic Cleveland & New Caney, we believe that every pet - no matter how large or small - deserves a chance at a long, happy, healthy life. The road to long-term good health starts with regular wellness care from our Cleveland veterinary team. We strive to ensure that your pet receives excellent healthcare at every stage of life. It’s important to us that you are involved in your pet’s healthcare as well; that’s why we take the time to answer your questions and help you understand what’s best for your pet. No matter if you’re caring for an aging pet or considering adding a new puppy or kitten to your family, the veterinary team at Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic Cleveland & New Caney is here for all your wellness care needs.
Annual Wellness Checkups
Most pets, like cats and dogs, should see their veterinarian at least annually. Some pets, depending on their species, age, and breed, may need to see their veterinarian more frequently. Either way, an annual wellness checkup is an essential tool to help maintain your pet’s health for the long term.
Most wellness checkups include the following:
- A nose-to-tail physical exam
Each of these elements of the annual wellness checkup tells your veterinarian something different about your pet’s current state of health. When taken together, the parts of the wellness exam help your veterinarian construct a health profile for your pet, a sort of baseline against which to compare future results. By establishing this baseline, your veterinarian will be better able to notice when something changes with your pet’s health, enabling a faster treatment response. This can be crucial for a pet who develops a medical issue as a rapid response can greatly increase their chances at conquering their health problems.
In addition to the physical exam components of the wellness checkup, your veterinarian will also ask you questions about your pet’s health at home. This is your chance to bring up any issues that you may have noticed with your pet, such as changes to their activity, appetite, or behavior. You know your pet best - if there’s something that you’re concerned about, bring it up to your veterinarian! Your instinct could help your veterinarian uncover something lurking under the fur.
The main goal of wellness care is prevention. A little bit of prevention can go a long way when it comes to your pet’s health. Parasite prevention measures and staying on top of your pet’s vaccines can help protect your pet’s wellbeing for the long term. Your veterinarian will make recommendations on preventative care for your pet depending on your pet’s age, breed, and other factors.
Wellness Care at Our New Caney Clinic
At Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic Cleveland & New Caney, our veterinary team holds ourselves to the highest standards of care. We strive to ensure that your pet is receiving the best wellness care available, no matter what age, no matter what species. We want you to enjoy many years of happiness with your pets!
“Great staff and great Doctors! They took great care of my Yorkie. I drove an hour to see them and definitely worth it!”- Kaylee H.
“If you're in the New Caney or surrounding area nd have pets i would MOST definitely suggest that you bring them to the Big Thicket Vet! The staff is amazing...the clinic clean and most of all they take the absolute BEST care of the animals they treat.”- Valerie
“I love this clinic. The vet techs are super nice and the doctor is, too. The prices are very reasonable and I appreciate these folks so much. Big Thicket makes vet care accessible when other clinics make seeing the vet cost prohibitive.”- Diana