Tis the season for new beginnings and new resolutions. Because we all want our pets to live their longest life possible, we have a few suggestions to improve your pet’s lifestyle:
Be sure your pet is current on vaccinations to prevent illness and keep your pet healthy. Check out our 2017 clinic dates for high quality, cost effective, routine vaccinations.
Take care of your pet’s coat, teeth and nails. Matted coats may hide health problems. Long nails can be painful for your pet. Bad breath may be a sign of tooth decay or gum disease and should be checked out by your veterinarian.
Feed your pet a healthy diet, including species and age-appropriate food. Growing and aging pets have specific dietary needs that contribute to their overall wellness, so choosing a diet tailored to their needs is a great way to maintain optimal health and keep them feeling young, even into their senior years.
Resolve to take your pet to the vet for a yearly head-to-tail check-up and more frequently if your four-legged friend is a senior to keep it as healthy as possible. It’s much easier to prevent disease than to treat it. With regular checkups, your vet can spot problems at their earliest stages, when issues can often be addressed simply and cost effectively.