|Too many pets, especially cats, don't have a veterinarian.|
Early disease detection: problems detected in early stages are more likely to be treated and resolved with less cost, less difficulty and better success; detecting problems before they become critical can help avoid unexpected costs.
Preventive medicine: vaccination and parasite prevention such as fleas, ticks, heartworm, intestinal parasites, etc. can prevent life-threatening — and very expensive to treat — diseases.
|Pets should visit their veterinarian regularly.|
Nutritional counselling: keeps animals in optimal body condition to help prevent obesity related medical conditions such as joint problems and feline diabetes.
Detection and prevention of dental disease: veterinarians can suggest various ways of preventing dental disease in your pet as well as perform a thorough oral exam to help detect existing dental disease.
Behavioural counselling: veterinarians can offer advice on various behavioural concerns and can help rule out underlying medical causes for these behaviours; sometimes veterinarians will prescribe medications to help with behaviour problems.
Your pet's veterinarian is literally a life-saver. Find a good one and take your little friend regularly. She is worth it.