Did you get a new pet this year? Preventive care means staying on top of your new pet’s health with routine visits to your veterinarian. The goal is to prevent problems before they start or detect and treat them before they become serious. Younger pets should get annual checkups and seniors are usually better off going twice a year. It’s the best way to ensure your pet’s long-term health and happiness. New pets require a lot of care, so let us make it easy for you. Book an annual checkup with us today!
What does preventive care include?
Preventive care includes everything you and your veterinarian do to maintain your pet’s overall well-being. Some examples include:
routine wellness checks
good oral hygiene (including yearly dental cleanings)
A wellness check or annual checkup is like a physical for your pet. It usually includes a complete physical exam (checking your pet’s temperature, heartbeat, skin and coat, eyes, ears and nose, weight, and teeth and gums), necessary vaccinations, bloodwork, and urine and fecal testing.
Is preventive care important?
Preventive care isn’t just important – it’s essential to your pet’s entire well-being and to your peace of mind. It can help avoid health issues, and it also can catch early signs of serious conditions and even life-threatening illnesses. Nipping health problems in the bud, or even better, preventing them entirely is the way to go. Keep your new pet safe this year.