Importance of Preventative Healthcare

It is no surprise that our pets are part of the family and we all want to keep them as healthy as possible. Examples of Preventative Healthcare include regular check-ups, vaccinations, good quality nutrition and others. As animals cannot verbally relay what or how they are feeling, veterinarians rely on the physical examination to obtain an insight into your pet’s health. By addressing concerns noted by your veterinarian after performing the exam, we are able to make recommendations to either perform additional diagnostics tests or implement therapies to halt or delay the onset of a particular condition. A good example of this is arthritis: In most cases veterinarians are able to determine if your pet has arthritis before your pet becomes sore by evaluating the joints. If arthritis is suspected, radiographs may be recommended to investigate further and/or recommend that your pet begin’s taking joint supplements or other therapies as required. Recently we had a dog come to us for his regular annual check-up and our veterinarian noticed a mass in the abdomen. After further diagnostics it was revealed that this mass was attached to the liver. Surgery to remove the mass is scheduled and ultimately the surgery will have saved this dog’s life.
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Another important aspect of Preventative Healthcare is nutrition. It is very important to feed your pet a nutritious and easily digestible quality food. The impacts of diet on the body is well known and if we have the opportunity to provide a good quality meal every single day of our pets life, we should take that opportunity. Often clients will believe the most expensive food is the highest quality food. This is very untrue as many good quality diets available are economical. It is important educate yourself through your veterinary team so that we may provide guidance in selecting an appropriate diet for your pet.
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