In Roswell, Georgia there is one hospital that is easily at your reach that stands at the top of the list as the leader of preventive and primary care. At Rose Animal Hospital we are proactive about preventive measures ensures the safety and health of your companion. We can provide full medical support for your pet that will make him or her more active and happy for years to come.
Wellness care is vital to prevent illnesses and promote a long, healthy life for your pet. We provide a full range of preventative medicine including comprehensive physical exams, diagnostic testing, parasite prevention, vaccinations, surgical procedures, and medications.
Preventive care is always best for your pet!
A routine examination provides both you and your veterinarian with the opportunity to develop a idea of your pet's overall health. It also helps to spot potential medical issues before they become serious health concerns. Routine examination also give you an opportunity to ask your veterinarian important questions about your pet's health, habits, and daily care. We also use this time to inform you about home healthcare for your pet and offer important advice and new information on the care of your particular type and breed of animal.
Your pet's wellness examination at Rose Animal Hospital includes our commitment to:
Listen to the heart – Early signs of cardiac disease such as heart murmurs and abnormal heart beat patterns can be heard through a stethoscope. Discovering these initial indicators of trouble ahead can lead to identifying and treating the underlying condition before it becomes a more serious health threat.
Listen to the lungs – Health issues such as infections, obstructive diseases and other problems can be detected by listening to your pet's lungs through a stethoscope.
Check the teeth and oral cavity – Examining your pet's teeth and mouth is an important part of preventing dental disease, which is one of the most common health concerns in pets. Very young animals, such as kittens and puppies, also need to be checked to ensure they are developing an appropriate bite and that they are losing their baby teeth at the right time. We also take the time to discuss proper home dental care with you.
Evaluate vision – All diseases follow relatively predictable processes and if found early can be more easily treated. Ocular conditions, which can also be prevented through regular care and screenings, are no exception.
Look into the ears – As with dental disease, ear disease is relatively common in many types of pets. Issues such as low-grade allergies, swimming or bathing, reactions to certain foods, mites and other parasites can all cause and contribute to otitis or ear disease.
Palpate the lymph nodes, abdomen and skin – By feeling the skin, we are looking for unusual lumps or swellings as well as evaluating for skin discolorations, lesions or patterns of hair loss or thinning. These can indicate the presence of more systemic problems, especially metabolic diseases, which most commonly occur in middle-aged animals.
Palpate joints and muscles – By examining the joints, legs and other areas of the body, we are able to evaluate for swollen joints, decreased muscle tone and variations in muscle size between the limbs. We also observe your pet's gait for developmental issues. In puppies, we look for early indications of hip or elbow problems. For older pets, we look for signs of arthritis, which can be well-treated if found early.
Lab work – A complete physical includes a heartworm test, parasite screening, and should include a full blood workup. Not only can a full chemistry panel and complete blood count identify the presence of underlying disease processes, but these tests help create a baseline should your pet become ill between routine examinations. Additionally, blood work is necessary if your veterinarian recommends a dental cleaning, removal of skin masses, or any other procedure that requires anesthesia.