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Cat & Dog Checkups

Regularly scheduled veterinary exams offered by our Banning Veterinary Hospital vets focus on preventative care for your cat or dog. These routine exams are pet checkups that help to ensure that your animal is in good health.

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Importance of Preventive Care

Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health. 

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

When bringing your cat or dog in for their routine vet checkup, we are able to prevent health issues from ever arising in the first place in your pet, or, are able  to catch them early ands at their most treatable. 

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What to Expect During a Veterinary Checkup

Our veterinary team gives dogs and cats across Riverside County a thorough physical checkup in order to acquire a comprehensive picture of their overall health. Routine veterinary check up at our veterinary hospital include;

General Condition

Your pet's general condition and demeanor as well as their overall health. The way your pet walks and stands, their level of alertness and their weight when compared to their size can all be important indicators of their general health and well-being.

Coat & Skin

During your dog or cat's routine checkup, we will examine them for any signs of issues, including dandruff, excessive oiliness, lumps, bumps and abnormal hair loss. 

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 need proper medical attention in their first few weeks of life to get off to a healthy start. 

We will be sure to give your new best friend a comprehensive physical examination, any required immunizations and deworming medications. We will also test your pet for intestinal parasites. You will be provided with a puppy and kitten "kit" which is filled with educational materials and samples in order to help your young pet start on the right foot.

Please never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your new pet, both at 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 advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever.

While this is terrific news for pets and their owners, it means that special attention needs to be given to your pet's routine healthcare as they age. As your pet surpasses middle age, regular examinations become increasingly crucial to ensure their continuing health and longevity. 

On top of the routine wellness procedures which we perform on all adult pets, we will provide your senior pet with special attention for any potential geriatric conditions like decreased vision or arthritis.

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

Throughout your pet's veterinary checkup at Banning Veterinary Hospital our vets will, our vets will also check whether or not your pet requires any preventative care or routine vaccinations.

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Banning Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our experienced and compassionate vets care about the health of animals across Riverside County. Contact us today in order to book your first appointment.

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