Summeridge Animal Clinic’s Blog
Psssst! Time to Address the Importance of Pet Wellness Care
The phrase “all systems go” originated in the 1960’s in preparation for space shuttle launches. Now, it’s commonly used to describe anything that’s simply ready to go. In reference to your pet, it can be said that regular wellness visits lead to a long, healthy life. When paired with proper nutrition, physical exercise, and disease prevention, pet wellness care is truly a “go,” and the team at Summeridge Animal Clinic is ready for launch!
A Foregone Conclusion?
In the absence of obvious signs, it’s easy to assume your pet is doing just fine. However, knowing that your pet is truly healthy is better than waiting for symptoms to appear. That’s where regular pet wellness care comes in.
Foregoing routine exams, vaccinations, and certain diagnostics can diminish your pet’s overall quality of life. It can also cost you dearly in the long run. Furthermore, addressing behavioural needs and age-related issues can sustain your pet’s health and wellness for years to come.
Ace of Baseline
Working with your pet over a period of time allows us to get to know one another better. The routine exposure also provides deeper insight into your pet’s health as he or she ages. Regular exams establish a baseline that proves helpful if there are any changes in the future.
Plus, comprehensive diagnostics can determine underlying health issues which can lengthen your pet’s precious life.
Your pet may not exhibit any telling symptoms, but it’s common to catch a developing condition through a routine screening. Early detection can help us eradicate the problem completely or at least treat your pet more effectively. This is one of our strongest allies in pet wellness care and is critical to your companion’s health and vitality.
Frisky, not Risky
At a typical pet wellness care appointment, we encourage you to voice your questions and concerns. This can sometimes facilitate a discussion about possible risks facing your pet. Topics include breed-specific health issues, age-related challenges, exposure to certain diseases or illnesses, and ongoing health problems.
Your pet’s preventive care also involves vaccinations and parasite prevention. When your pet is young, he or she may receive other supportive tests, screenings, and procedures. If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered or requires a microchip, we can help you with that. Similarly, your senior pet may need extra attention to dental health or joint support.
Your Pet’s Wellness Care
Whether you’re the proud owner of a new kitten or puppy or the loving guardian of a senior pet, regular exams are paramount. Indeed, pet wellness care is vital at every life stage, but it’s increasingly important to prevent age-related illnesses.