Keeping a close eye on your pet’s health is important, but it’s not enough. Animals are hard to understand at times and a lot could be happening beneath the surface that could lead to something entirely preventable. How can you prevent a problem if you’re not aware of it?
That’s where pet check-ups come in.
Check-ups performed by a vet are more than a formality or annoying expense. They exist to help you make sure your pet is at his or her best. If a disease or other illness is beneath the surface, your check-up could be life-saving. You may also find out something that could save you time and money, as well as keeping your pet healthy.
Taking your pet to health assessments on a regular basis can help you keep up with all related details, like their vaccinations. An accurate weight is also a helpful indicator of health.
Take your pet in as often as is required, and maybe more.
Your vet should see your pet at least once per year, and then more often as they grow older. The older your pet grows, the more frequently they need care and prevention is always better and less expensive than a cure for something. During an exam, your vet can rule out all sorts of potential issues with your pet’s lungs, heart, skin, muscles and bones. Of course, blood work may be necessary, particularly if your pet is older.
If you start taking your pet in to see the vet early, the more comfortable they may become. Find a vet with whom your pet is comfortable. Your pet may always be a little nervous at the vet’s office, particularly if they’re not feeling well. So, the more accustomed they are to it, the better off everyone will be.
Call Pet Vet Hospitals today and arrange your pet’s next check-up. While you’re there, go ahead and ask how often your pet should see the vet and request reminders. Let us help you stay on top of your pet’s health.