Pet owners know that their pets are a part of the family. So, it only makes sense that as a pet owner you would want to take care of them in the exact same way that you would take are a human family member. And, just like people do, pets need to have regular check-ups with their doctor aka regular and proper veterinary care. By taking regular visits to the vet, many problems can be caught early and therefore taken care before they turn into bigger, more serious issues. Monitoring your pet’s health also is important in order to make sure he or she is as strong and as healthy as possible. Here are some of the crucial services your pet can attain through regular vet care.

Heartworm

Heartworm is easily spread from one animal to another. It is done through a parasitic worm that is generally transferred through a mosquito bite. The infection that this mosquito bite can sit dormant in the animal’s system for more than 6 months. One way to diagnose heartworm is through blood screening. Unfortunately, if your pet is not receiving regular vet care it cannot be caught. Often, when this happens heartworm is often caught too late and can be fatal. However, for pets that do receive regular vet care if caught early, heartworm can be treated and is 100% preventable through regular medicine.

Dentistry

Regular dental maintenance is absolutely crucial to maintaining your furry friend’s overall health. Not only does regular dental maintenance prevent bad breath, but it can assist in the prevention of a multitude of diseases. It is important for pet owners to realize that infections that form in the mouth can easily enter your animal’s bloodstream, and end up traveling to major vital organs.

Vaccine/Spay and Neuter

Just like we do, pets need their vaccines too. There are a variety of diseases that animals can now be vaccinated against in order to help improve their overall lifespan. Now, it depends on where you go and what it is that you plan to do with your pet, but the trained specialists can help select the right vaccines to help keep your furry friend safe.

Grooming

Every pet owner wants their animal has to look good. However, regular grooming is another part of the regular veterinary care that is often underestimated. Having a clean and tangle-free coat is crucial for skin health, and groomed nails and clean teeth help with your pets overall health.
When you take in a pet, you accept all of the responsibilities that go along with it. One of the biggest being making sure that your animal is safe, happy and healthy. Not only does your pet become a part of your family, but they take up a piece of your heart forever, and the last thing would ever want is to see someone you love hurt or in pain. Making sure that your pet visits the vet on a regular basis is critical if you want them to have the best life possible. Contact our Veterinary Clinic today!