Anderson
Animal
Clinic
2650 W Baseline Road
Mesa, Az 85202
480-838-3682
Office Hours

Examinations

Regular wellness exams are a simple and effective way to monitor your pet's health. They are one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet healthy. Since pets can't tell you how they feel, a disease or illness can be present before symptoms appear. At Anderson Animal Clinic we believe preventative care is important.

During an exam, our veterinarians will take your pet's vital signs and information about its health history. From nose to tail your pet will be examined. Physical examinations include listening to the heart and lungs, looking at the eyes, ears, skin and coat, examining the gums and teeth and feeling the pet for internal abnormalities such as joint issues or lumps. Depending on a pet's age this needs to happen once or twice a year, our veterinarians will help to determine how often your pets should be examined.

Additional blood tests may be performed or recommended depending on you pet's state of health. Early detection and correction of a condition can help prevent a health problem from becoming untreatable. Regular exams can help ensure your pet will live a healthy and active life.

Life Stage Exam
At Anderson Animal Clinic we can follow your pet through all stages of its life. From specialized and preventative care as a younger pet to regular examinations as they age, we monitor your pets health.

New puppies and kittens should be seen early for a complete physical exam. They should be screened for ticks, parasites and other health problems. Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections that can threaten their health. Proper screening and preventive products can help protect them against intestinal worms, fleas and heartworm disease.

Adult pets should be seen at least annually to prevent and detect health problems.

Senior Pets (~7+) should be seen annually for a complete exam and lab work. As pets are living longer, they become susceptible to a variety of conditions and diseases including osteoarthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, cancer and diabetes. And because pets age faster than we do, health problems can progress much more rapidly.