Every day is an opportunity for you and your pet to integrate preventative steps toward a happier life in the place called Home.
Daily life for your pet is a strategically designed routine that would keep your kitty or puppy on their feet alert and happy, and ready to bring you joy of companionship to last for years.
What are those simple, yet effective preventative steps that would contribute to healthy pets in every home? One of the most important steps you could ever invest in is regular Vet Checkups.
Here are the top 3 reasons why every pet owner should do it.
#1 A Vet would provide you with a deeper understanding of your pet’s needs for each stage of life and map out a course of actions to keep your fur baby a happy citizen.
With scheduled visits for your pets, you would be more alert to any changes in your pet’s behavior, as you are being educated yourself by your Vet about what to look for and be aware of when it comes to health issues: diseases, vaccinations, and breed concerns.
One of the greatest things that we personally are grateful for having a Vet is that she reminds us to do preventative care for our pets. And one of the biggest one is teeth cleaning. Sounds silly, but both cats and dogs do need to get their teeth cleaned to avoid any tissue irritation around teeth and even more serious problems when pathogens move down the stream into deep tissue. A visit to your Vet could prevent it all!
#2 A happy pet cannot be without a healthily maintained weight.
What a tragedy it is to see an overweight pet suffering from the effects of excess weight and chronic diseases and organ failure. Overfeeding your pet is an act of ignorance, rather than love.
Regular Vet visits would give you a wealth of information about dietary needs for every stage of life of your pet and even unique breed’s requirements. Your Veterinarian is part of your family and would be more than happy to assist you in recommending foods, snacks and treats for your fur baby.
A Vet clinic would be happy to provide you with food samples for your kitty or puppy to test and see if that’s what they’d like to eat.
#3 Vet visits could be your peace of mind when it comes to corrective behavior management.
Many of us could be so discouraged trying to figure our “why’s” and “how’s” in our pet’s behavior. The behavior could range from peeing and pooping outside a litter box to scratching furniture too much and licking her coat “to death.” There are a lot of behaviors that would be disturbing to watch in out pet. And such “mis-behaving” could be upsetting to the parent of fur-babes.
A family Vet could be your savior and supporter in pointing out the Why’s and How’s and helping you to celebrate a happier and healthier pet by providing you with information and tools to gentle corrective behavior of your fur baby.
There’s a dozen of other useful pointers WHY we need to find a reliable family VET for our fur babies. Most important thing we could do for everybody’s sake is to realize the importance of that person – Family Veterinarian – in our lives and locate the one who would become a trusted friend for life. Pets like people are the happiest when they are healthy.
And here’s a quick video message from Dr. Ashley Gallagher with her points of view of how to keep your pet healthy and happy.
This post has been part of the Hill’s sponsored campaign and Pet Blogger Network to spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight Food. All opinions and text are mine.