Achieve an annual exam for your pet.
Many of us have made plans to improve ourselves or our lives, as is customary at this time of year. The same goes for our dogs.
Taking better care of our dogs is a worthy goal. This might be anything from pet training to weight loss. The options are vast and varied.
Preventative care for your four-legged friends is critical. One of the most important things you can do as an owner is have your pet examined annually. Minor health issues might become severe issues if left undetected for a long time. Dental, ear, and skin concerns are frequently found during tests.
Vaccinations against common diseases are frequently administered with a yearly physical exam. Veterinarians have used these vaccines for many years to help prevent highly contagious infections like distemper and parvovirus. Not all situations and lifestyles are the same, so talk to your vet about the best vaccination protocols for your pet and any potential health issues.
Routine testing and the availability of preventative methods have also lowered the incidence of canine heartworm disease, a mosquito-borne disease. This is a standard health checkup at the veterinary office.
The most important component of a yearly health check is the chance to discuss any issues you may have with your pet with a knowledgeable specialist. With the Internet's availability of information, some pet owners have read something that may or may not be accurate. These notions or therapies may be harmful to your pet and cause more harm than good. Concerns about your pet should be addressed at the veterinary office.
Preventing diseases has greatly boosted our dogs' life expectancy and health. It saves us money and is better for our pets. The Mt. Comfort Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Bob Barnes. Call (317) 894-2800.