Did you just get a new pet? Or did you and your pet recently move to a new area?
An important step in pet ownership is looking for a veterinary practice. Why is this so important?
As the tens of thousands of other pet owners can attest, our pets are valued members of our families and we all want the best for them. We want to be certain that they are healthy and happy. Good quality veterinary care is vital for doing just that.
What different types of services can you expect from a veterinary practice?
- Routine Preventive Care for Pets
Our pets need preventive care, much the same as you and I. Kittens and puppies need to get vaccines every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. And older pets should see the veterinary twice a year for checkups.
- High Quality Pet Healthcare
In spite of our best efforts, our pets may get sick or get hurt from time to time. When this happens you will want to best care for them. Rather than taking them to just any pet hospital, it helps in times of distress to already have a veterinary technician that you and your pet are familiar with and comfortable with.
They will be trained to provide surgical services for pets if this should be necessary. As well as therapeutic services for pets.
- Spay and Neuter Services
Every year animal shelters in the United States have 8-10 million pets come through their doors. Some have been lost, others abandoned and homeless. What can help prevent an increase in this number? Spaying and neutering your cats and dogs will certainly help.
- Pet Microchips
If your beloved pet ever gets lost, a microchip can be key in them returning home. Statistics show that a measly 14% of lost animals are returned to their owners, due to a lack of identification. Don’t let this happen to you!
- Tips for Pet Care
Veterinary practice is the best place to get useful tips on how to best care for your animals.
Many are unaware that puppies need less exercise than an adult dog. Over exercising them can lead to early arthritis in later years. However, at a veterinary practice you can learn the ideal amount of exercise needed for your pet.
Could you be feeding your dog too much? Many do. But vets and their caring staff can assist you on picking the best food and with feeding your pets the proper amount.
- Professional Pet Grooming
Regular grooming from a professional can help to keep your pet clean and can help to reduce shedding.
If you have made a recent change in location, have taken the plunge in getting a new puppy, or rescuing a cat from the pound, make sure your next step is finding a veterinary practice.
There you and your pet will find help with preventative care, health care, grooming and so much more. Most importantly you will find care and love for these precious members of the family.
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