Taking care of your pup’s health is extremely important. As such, it’s always a good idea to maintain annual vet visits and regular check-ups.
After all, fur balls age much faster than humans, and age-related issues may crop up way before you expect them to! Here are four great reasons to have your pup regularly check by a veterinarian.
Sometimes, a physical examination will reveal early signs of a disease that could be very serious. You might not notice certain symptoms, but something as simple as a pup drinking more water than usual can indicate a potential problem. Even if the problem isn’t serious, early prevention and treatment can save you and your pup a lot of time and pain.
Preventative health care
Discussions and conversations with a vet about concerns you usually brush off can be very beneficial for a pup. Your vet can assess your concerns, check on your fur ball, and then provide a healthcare plan that will prevent any illnesses from cropping up in relation to your worries. It’s also easy for you to not notice when your pup puts on a few pounds too many, while a vet will measure the difference so you can stop weight issues from arising later on. A regular check-up also means that a pup who already takes medication can be reassessed in case changes in dosage or medicine need to be made.
If you’ve noticed that some bad behavior has started occurring, you can bring it up at your visit to the vet. Usually, behavioral changes alone aren’t enough to warrant a full-on consultation with a vet, but mentioning them alongside a regular vet visit means you have a reason to address it. Your vet can assist you in looking after your pup’s mental health, too!
Senior pups need extra care
If your pup is a senior citizen, he may need more regular check-ups! A vet who sees you regularly can run tests designed to check on potential problem areas for age-related diseases, especially in the kidneys and liver. Your pup may also begin to develop canine cognitive dysfunction, or dementia, as he ages, and a vet can help to reduce the symptoms.
Regardless of age and breed, all fur balls can benefit from regular visits to the vet. Your veterinarian wants to make sure your pup stays healthy, so help them to do this by bringing your fur ball for regular check-ups. Don’t forget to like and share this if you found it helpful!
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