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What to expectOur Preventative Care Exams in Mandeville Include:

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Do For A Pet Exam?

Starting with the skin and coat of your pet, we will ensure that your pet is free from signs of infections and parasites such as fleas, ticks, or mites. We will carefully inspect any lumps and bumps to verify there are no indications of any underlying health issues. During this time, we also palpate all peripheral lymph nodes to ensure they are of normal size, shape, and texture.

We will examine the external and internal anatomy of the eyes, ears,  and nose to verify normal function of the retinas, anterior chamber of the eyes, lenses, corneas, and sclera. We also check tear glands and conjunctiva to confirm normal structure and function.  In the ears, we look at the health of the vertical and horizontal ear canals, the amount of wax and debris in the external canals to confirm there is no infection, and we check to make sure the eardrum is both healthy and intact with no fluid or infection in the middle ear. We check the nose for irritation of the outer and inner structures and make sure any nasal discharge is normal in amount, texture, and color. 

Our oral exam includes checking the mouth cavity for healthy teeth, fractures, gingivitis, tartar, infection and abscesses. We check the tongue and structures of the throat for any abnormalities that we may need to address in the future.

We carefully listen to your pet’s heart and check for murmurs, arrhythmias, and the heart rate to make sure all is normal. We check your pet’s lung fields to make sure they are free and clear from any signs of asthma or allergies.

We then palpate your pet’s abdominal organs including the intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder so that we can keep your pet as healthy as possible.

Finally we check the neck, spine, joints of the forelimbs, hind limbs, and hips to make sure there are no signs of arthritis, neck, or  spinal discomfort.

We also check the pet’s anal glands and urogenital systems.

If any abnormalities are detected we will work as a team to decide on the best treatment plan tailored to meet you and your pet’s medical needs.

Why Is Preventative Care So Important?

Did you search for a "pet exam near me"? We've got you covered! Our wellness exam appointments allow us to catch potential issues like tumors, skin infections, parasites, and other issues early. In turn, this helps you save time and money by avoiding complications and ensuring your pet stays healthy all year long. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) suggests a preventative care check up for your pet every six to twelve months. Schedule yours today by calling (985) 626-5615!

Do You Offer Second Opinions?

Yes! If you would like a second opinion about any issue, regarding your pet, just contact us for a consultation. Our team will do a full examination of your pet and let you know what we think about their overall health or any specific concerns you may have. Our second opinion consultations are always judgement-free and there is no pressure to proceed with treatment. Our mission is to make you feel confident in your choice of care for your loved one. So, if you have any questions, we are here to answer them!

If you have scheduled a second opinion for your pet, please make sure your pet's records are forwarded to the clinic prior to the appointment time. For more information about our preventative pet care exams or to make an appointment with a highly-rated veterinarian in Mandeville, please call us today at (985) 626-5615.

Our Pet Wellness Exams in Mandeville Include:

Here at Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital, in Mandeville, we make sure our pet wellness exams are fully comprehensive to ensure a long and healthy life for your loved one. Below is a list of some of the things we can do during your pet's exam.

  • Eye Exams for Signs of Cataracts, Glaucoma, Infections, Jaundice and Allergies
  • Full Body Examination of Muscle Tone, Weight and Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abdominal Palpation Checks for Enlarged Organs or Tumors
  • Joint and Spine Examination Looks for Normal Range of Motion, Signs of Pain and Tenderness, and Arthritis
  • Heart and Lung Auscultation for Heart Murmurs, Irregular Beats and Abnormal Lung Sounds
  • Ear & Mouth Checkups for Infection, Tartar and Inflammation

Our staff will treat your loved one as a member of our family - we would love to meet you and your furbaby! Please schedule your pet's exam by calling us today at (985) 626-5615!

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