Wellness exams are a vital component to keeping your pet in tiptop shape from head to toe. Bay Hill Cat Hospital recommends annual checkups for cats up to age 7, and semi-annual visits after that.
At this visit, we complete a comprehensive head-to-tail exam on your kitty. We will record your kitty's weight, look at his/her coat to make sure it is shiny and smooth and not dry or coarse, and check his/her skin for signs of dryness, greasiness, or "hot spots" (localized areas of inflammation or infection). The skin and coat are excellent indicators of overall health. We are also evaluating your kitty's ears, nose and mouth for anything that may be areas of concern.
We are also listening to your kitty's heart and respiration rate to ensure there are no concerns developing.
All findings are noted on the patient's medical chart in order to maintain a complete history and ensure follow up on areas of concern. The annual exam is also the time to update vaccinations and perform necessary testing.