Preventative Health Care Tips For Dogs
July 14, 2021
These suggestions will enable you to provide the best health care for your dog!
ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: A year between physical examinations for your dog is like seven years between annual examinations for us.
Annual Vaccinations against:
Some of these vaccinations are combined for fewer injections.
Annual Heartworm Test & Year-Round Heartworm Preventive given once each month.
Annual Internal Parasite Examination & Deworming as indicated.
Constant Supply of Fresh, Clean Water.
Use CET CHEW-EEZtm or PRESCRIPTION DIET T/Dtm daily to aid in the prevention of dental disease. Examine the teeth regularly for the possible need for dental scaling & polishing.
Prevent Obesity. Extra pounds burden the heart, kidneys, joints, and muscles decreasing life expectancy 30 to 50%.
Flea & Tick Control
Feed the Highest Quality Food You Can Afford:
Premium pet foods are much more digestible and result in a healthier pet with less stool volume. Do not feed table scraps and snacks.
Grooming and Nail Trimming as Needed.
While you pet your dog daily, observe closely for any abnormalities, lumps, rashes, tumors, fleas, etc.
Establish a relationship with a veterinary clinic that keeps complete records, answers your questions, and provides 24-hour emergency service. It helps if your pet's medical records are available in an emergency situation. Keep your pet under control; don't let it run loose. Purchase an I.D. Tag to place on your pet's collar. Consider the advantages of having your pet neutered or spayed at an early age:
Prevent heat cycles attracting male dogs.
Prevent later uterine infections.
Prevent later uterine and breast cancer.
Prevent unwanted puppies.
When done at an early age, prevents unwanted behaviors such as territorial marking with urine, roaming, fighting, and aggressive behavior.
Medically indicated for the prevention of prostate cancer, testicular tumors, rectal tumors, etc.
Preventative health care is much more than just vaccinations!