Nine Steps Toward a Healthy Pet:
1. Keep your pet’s vaccinations current.
2. Brush/Groom your pet frequently to keep their coat from matting.
3. Trim toenails as needed to prevent overgrowth.
4. Always keep plenty of fresh water available, and monitor your pet’s comsumption.
5. Keep your cat indoors as much as possible, especially at night.
6. Administer anti-parasitic agents regularly, such as flea, tick, intestinal worm, and heartworm preventatives.
7. Keep your pet as close to it’s ideal weight as possible. Obesity is a very serious condition that can lead to many other health problems.
8. Brush your pet’s teeth and have us perform professional cleanings as recommended.
9. Different life stages and health conditions often require special diets. We can help you choose the appropriate diet for your cat’s teeth.
It is important for your pet to receive routine checkups just like it is for you. It allows us to make sure that your pet is healthy and also allows us to catch any health problems before they become serious. You should bring your dog or cat in for a checkup at least once a year, and once every 6 months for older pets.
During the visit we will check your pets’ vitals, make sure all vaccinations are up to date, and perform any necessary blood work. Blood work can help to diagnose heartworm, Lyme disease, viral infections, and other diseases that can be treated more easily when detected early. The best way to combat these diseases is actually to stop them before they happen. There are many vaccines and medications available to prevent them. We will make sure your pet is taking the necessary medications to keep them safe.
Deworming is also a key method to keep your pets (and your family) free from getting sick. Deworming helps to prevent your pet from acquiring parasites. If your pet does become infected by a parasite it is possible for them to spread it to anything or anyone they come into contact with. Schedule a deworming session for your pet today.