As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventive care is the cornerstone of keeping your pet in tip top shape so that you can enjoy many more great years together. Since pets age more quickly than people do, it is critical to have regular physical examinations done to assess your pet’s health. During routine preventive exams, your veterinarian will assess:
When health problems are identified, a medical plan will be outlined to evaluate the problems in depth.
If your pet appears to be healthy enough for routine preventive care, your veterinarian will discuss which vaccinations are advisable, as well as parasite prevention against heartworm disease, fleas and ticks.Age-appropriate lab tests, testing for heartworm and tick-borne diseases, and fecal tests for parasites may also be recommended for your pet. Finally, your pet’s nutrition and exercise routines can be assessed and optimized to help your pet be in the best physical condition for their lifestyle and age. Remember, keeping up with preventive care for your pet is the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy for life.