Being a good pet parent is an important responsibility. Here are some tips to help your pet have a long, healthy life:
- Spaying or neutering your pet not only helps with overpopulation, but also offers health benefits like reduced risk of some types of cancers, reduced risk of other serious conditions, and help with some behavioral problems.
- Microchipping your pet will greatly increase the chance of your pet making it home if lost. Going forward we can scan your pet’s chip to ensure it’s working correctly and help you keep your contact info up to date in the manufacturer’s database.
- Regular visits to the vet will help you stay proactive – focusing on prevention and detecting issues early. This will save you money in the long run, and help your pet live a long and healthy life. As pets get older, they’ll need more frequent visits.
- Vaccinations protect you and your pet against deadly diseases. When you come in for a visit, we’ll recommend vaccinations based on your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors.
- Parasites are a common cause of disease in pets and can even affect humans, especially children. Fortunately, most are easy to treat and prevent. We’ll help you figure out what’s best for your situation.
- Age and breed-specific wellness testing can help identify problems in a seemingly healthy pet. Abnormal results are found in around 30% of apparently healthy dogs and 25% of apparently healthy cats. Early detection allows for more effective treatment.
- Maintaining a healthy weight has been shown to add up to two years to a pet’s life. Ensure your pet eats a high-quality diet in measured amounts and is getting plenty of exercise.
- Dental care not only protects your pet’s teeth, but is also important for kidneys, heart, and liver health. We’ll evaluate your pets dental health at each visit, and recommend cleanings when needed. At home, you can help maintain dental health with regular brushing and other dental home care products.