Regular wellness exams are very important for maintaining the health of your pet and catching any problems early on. That is why it is always a good idea to schedule a yearly exam with a veterinarian. Here’s a quick overview of the importance of regular examinations for your pet’s health.
Exams Can Help You Be a Better Pet Owner
Every pet is different. Sometimes, pet owners are not aware of unique dietary and care needs of their animal. Regular exams allow veterinarians to pinpoint specific areas of concern with a pet and relay these needs to the pet owner. This can help you adapt the diet, exercise schedule, and grooming of your pet—and make you a better, more effective pet owner in the process.
Exams Protect Your Pet from Illness
As with humans, pet diseases and viruses can be avoided with preventative care. Exams give your veterinarian the opportunity to observe your pet’s vaccination history and to provide the grooming necessary to protect it from illness. Any exam is likely to include some vaccination shots. Vaccinations can protect your dog against rabies, Lyme disease, distemper, and a range of other viruses. Cats can benefit from protection against feline leukemia, chlamydia, calicivirus, and more.
Exams Identify Health Issues Early On
From orthopedic issues to illnesses like leukemia, the earlier you identify health issues with your pet, the better. By scheduling regular exams, your veterinarian will be able to pinpoint any emerging ailments or health concerns early on. This will not only give your pet the time it needs to recover, but will also allow your veterinarian to treat problems before they become more severe.
If it is time to schedule a regular exam for your pet, contact Companion Pet Clinic Salmon Creek. We provide comprehensive pet care services to pet owners throughout the Vancouver, WA area. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (888) 714-9859.