Jul 12 2016

Happy And Healthy: The Importance Of Wellness Care For Pets

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Have you ever wondered why we schedule your pet for a once or twice yearly wellness examination? Perhaps you’ve shrugged off a few of these exams, thinking that your pet seems healthy, so there’s no reason to bring him or her in… Or perhaps you care for a smaller or exotic pet, such as a rabbit, guinea pig, or bird, and haven’t considered that they could benefit from regular wellness visits.

Wellness care for pets is an important piece of the pet care puzzle. Making sure you adhere to your pet’s regularly scheduled wellness exams can have a lasting, positive impact on his or her health, longevity, and well being.

Why Regular Wellness Care For Pets Matters

Wellness care for pets is about so much more than just another round of shots (although that’s important, too!). By bringing your pet in to see us regularly, we are better able to detect diseases and other conditions that could put your pet’s health at risk if left untreated.

Regular wellness care is not just for dogs and cats. Small mammals, reptiles, and birds should also be seen on a regular basis. Paws, Purrs, And Exotics Animal Hospital is proud to offer comprehensive medical care for the little guys too!

The Wellness Examination

Besides performing a “nose-to-tail” examination of your pet, your veterinarian will look at and discuss with you a variety of other aspects of your pet’s health, including:

Those Pearly Whites – Up to 85% of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. If left untreated, dental disease can wreak havoc on your pet’s health, so it’s important to follow your veterinarian’s recommendations when it comes to oral care. Certain exotic pets, such as guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, and even some reptiles such as bearded dragon lizards also benefit from regular dental care.

Nutrition – All pets have their own specific nutritional needs, based on species, age, size, and lifestyle. Your veterinarian will work with you to come up with a balanced diet suitable for the health and well being of your pet.

Exercise – All pets need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation for a happy and healthy life. Your veterinarian can make recommendations for the amount and type of exercise best suited for your pet.

Emergencies – Despite our best efforts as responsible pet owners, sometimes we find ourselves dealing with a pet emergency. Having an established relationship with a veterinary hospital and your pet’s medical records on file can make all the difference in an emergency situation.

Your friends at PPEAH believe that all pets deserve access to high quality medical care, regardless of species. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

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