It is wise to take an interest in your pet’s health, but always think about your information source. Remember, there are lots of myths surrounding pet health! If in doubt, give us a call.
A healthy diet and plenty of exercise are paramount. Never give human medicines to pets. Simple measures, such as checking your pet’s ears for discharge, checking their teeth for plaque/tartar buildup or for decay/breakages and feeling for external lumps, are an important part of routine healthcare. We recommend that you bring your pet in for an annual health check. We consider this check extremely important for the long-term well being of your pet.
During the health check, they will be examined by your vet who will want to know if you have noticed any changes in your pet over the last 12 months. We are particularly looking for early warning signs of disease. The earlier something is diagnosed, the greater the likelihood of successful treatment. For elderly pets with age related illnesses, there is much that can be done to slow down or limit the disease if it is diagnosed in the early stages.
At the health check, vaccinations can be administered depending on your pet’s individual requirements. Vaccinations are still the only way to prevent many serious infectious diseases and are important in ensuring good health.