Keep Your Pet Healthy with Preventive Care
One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is to visit a veterinarian every year in Scarsdale NY. This veterinary exam will help make sure your pet is healthy and happy. During the visit, your vet will offer many pet services for your dog or cat including creating a plan to keep your pet on a healthy track.
What is preventative care?
Your vet will make sure your pet gets yearly vaccinations, parasite prevention for heartworm and intestinal parasites, and flea and tick control. Just like when you visit your doctor, the vet will take some blood to make sure your pet is in top shape and doesn't have any conditions or diseases like allergies or heart disease. The vet will also examine your pet’s mouth and ask you about behavior and nutrition.
Yearly vaccinations for your dog or cat prevent rabies, canine parvovirus, and feline leukemia virus. Beginning these shots when your pet is a puppy or a kitten can help prevent major illnesses. Parasite illnesses carried by fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes is one of the most common illnesses like upset stomach, fevers, and skin conditions for pets, but they can be prevented. Your vet can offer preventive care that will keep icky bugs away from your pet.
But you, too, need to keep your pet safe by bathing them regularly, giving year-around parasite medicine, keeping your home and your pet's space clean, and of course, visiting our office in Scarsdale NY for regular exams.
Your pet's dental health is also important. Poor dental care can create a pathway for very harmful diseases for your pet including heart disease and kidney problems. Your vet will show you how to check your pet's mouth including watching for bad breath and tartar. Your vet will also advise that you give your pet dental treats. An annual dental exam that includes a cleaning can keep your pet smiling.
Depending on your pet's health, a vet may suggest seeing your pet twice a year or more often, to monitor any health issues.
Call our Scarsdale NY office today!
Managing your pet's health is a veterinary team effort, and our pet services in Scarsdale NY will help guide you to keep your pet going at full speed every day of the year. Call us today to make an appointment for an exam or to ask any question you may have concerning your pet's health