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If you view your Orland Hills, Tinely Park, Frankfort or Mokena, IL pet as a full member of your family, then of course you want to him to enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Here at Mokena Animal Clinic, Ltd., we're committed to aiding that cause; not only through timely diagnosis and treatment of physical problems, but also through the prevention of those problems. Preventative wellness exams can play a critical role in helping you help your pet feel better and live longer, and we're delighted to offer these exams at our Mokena, IL Veterinary Clinic.
Just as we humans don't necessarily know when we have an underlying health problem, your pets may not exhibit or seem aware of any obvious issues. That's why we generally recommend two wellness exams per year for adult pets. (Puppies and kittens need even more frequent visits, and senior animals may also require extra evaluation.) The earlier we detect a problem in the making.
Our Mokena Veterinarians can effectively diagnose and treat the problem, by performing a thorough veterinary wellness checkup in which includes:
Vital Signs and Lab Tests - In addition to making sure your pet's vital systems all seem to be functioning normally; laboratory testing can help us detect hormonal imbalances, internal parasites, organ dysfunction and other issues that require attention. By listening to your pet's heart and lungs through a stethoscope, we can detect potentially life-threatening disorders affecting these critical organs.
Ear and Eye Examination - Your pet's ears will be examined closely for unwanted visitors such as mites, which can promote painful ear infections. We also look at your pet's eyes for any signs of cataracts, corneal damage or eye infection.
Dental Checkup and Cleaning - Plaque and tartar buildup on your pet's teeth can lead to painful dental infections, with bacteria loosening teeth and possibly even invading the rest of the body. We can check for any signs of dental trouble and clean even stubborn tartar off the teeth. Our veterinarian also checks for oral cancer.
Skin Examination - Your pet's skin may be vulnerable to a wide variety of bacteria, allergens and other threats. We can palpate the skin to check for lumps that might prove cancerous while also looking for red, irritated or balding patches that might signal dermatitis or infection. We also palpate the lymph nodes for any indicators of tumors or other diseases.
Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal Evaluations - Animals are prone to muscle, bone and joint disorders, especially as they grow older. These problems may include hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis and spinal problems. Our Mokena, IL team can look for signs of muscle atrophy or unequal muscle development, gait changes, joint swelling, pain or stiffness.
Don't let health problems sneak up on your pet and deprive him of his well-being. Please Contact our Mokena Animal Clinic, Ltd. today to set up a wellness examination. It's the best way to be your pet's best friend!
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