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Cat & Dog Wellness Exams

Routine wellness examinations offered at Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic allow our veterinarians to focus on preventative care for your cat or dog. These routine exams are pet checkups, which will help you to make sure that your pet stays in good health throughout their life.

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The Importance of Preventive Care

Routine wellness exams are a key part of helping your pet to maintain good long term physical health and well-being

When combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, routine wellness exams give our vets a chance to conduct regular physical checkups and more to ensure your pet gets their best chance at lifelong health.

When bringing in your dog or cat to us for their routine checkup, we are able to prevent health issues from even developing in your pet, or to catch them early and at their most treatable.

Cat & Dog Wellness Exams, Moreno Valley

What to Expect During Your Pet's Physical

Your Moreno Valley vet will give your dog or cat a thorough physical checkup in order to get a complete picture of his or her overall health. Routine wellness exams at our animal clinic include the following elements:

General Condition

Your pet's general demeanor and physical condition can provide clues to their overall health. How they stand and walk, their level of alertness, and whether they are a healthy weight for their size are all important indicators of overall health.

Coat & Skin

During your pet's checkup, we will examine your dog or cat's skin and coat for signs of problems, including excessive oiliness or dryness, lumps, bumps, dandruff, or abnormal hair loss or shedding.

Face & Head

Your pet's eyes, ears, and nose will be examined for abnormalities or discharge. We will also check the mouth for symptoms of oral health problems such as plaque buildup or periodontal disease. 

Internal Health

Heart rate and rhythm, pulse, and blood pressure are vitally important to your pet's heart health. We'll test these to ensure they're normal. The lungs will then be examined for evidence of abnormal breathing. 

Lymph nodes will be checked for pain or swelling, and we will also examine the abdomen to ensure the intestines, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, and stomach all feel normal, and that your pet is not exhibiting any signs of discomfort. 

Review of Findings

At the end of your pet's routine wellness exam, your vet will take the time to discuss any concerns they may have about your pet's overall health and talk to you about your dog or cat's nutritional requirements. 

Checkups for Puppies & Kittens

Puppies and kittens require proper medical attention throughout their critical first year of life, especially in the first few weeks, in order to start their lives on the right foot.

We will provide your new best friend with a comprehensive physical examination, appropriate immunizations and deworming medication. We will also test your kitten or puppy for intestinal parasites. 

We offer Puppy and Kitten Packages filled with education materials and allowing you to ensure that your new pet's preventative care is accounted for throughout their first year.

Don't hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions you may have about caring for your new family member, whether that is at one of your appointments, or following your visits.

Once your puppy or kitten's checkup is complete, you'll return periodically for his or her required booster shots


With recent advancements in nutrition and veterinary medicine, as well as new and innovative therapies, senior pets are now living longer than they ever have in the past. 

This is excellent news for pets and their owners! However, it does meant that special attention must be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they grow older. As your pet grows beyond middle age, routine examinations will become increasingly important to ensuring their continuing health, comfort and longevity.

In addition to the routine wellness procedures we perform on all adult pets, we will give special attention to your senior pet's potential geriatric conditions, such as arthritis or decreased vision.

Additional laboratory tests may be recommended for aging pets to provide more detailed information about your senior pet's overall health and wellbeing.

Vaccinations & Prevention

In the course of your pet's vet checkup at our Moreno Valley veterinary clinic, your vet will check whether or not your companion requires any preventative care (such as parasite prevention or vaccinations).

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Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic always welcomes new patients to our veterinary family! Our vets are passionate about providing quality healthcare to Moreno Valley animals. Contact us today to book an appointment, or visit for walk-in service.

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