As a pet owner, you understand the importance of your pet’s overall health and well-being. Let’s discuss why preventative care for your pet is so important and what you can do to keep your pet healthy this year.

Exercise and Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity are key components of preventative care for any pet. Regular exercise helps keep their weight at a healthy level as well as provides mental stimulation. Pets need to stay active in order to stay healthy—not just physically, but mentally as well. It has been proven that animals who remain active throughout their lives tend to live longer, happier lives than those who do not exercise regularly. Make sure that you allocate some time each day to ensure that your pet gets enough exercise and mental stimulation!

If you work outside your home, enrolling your pet in a doggy daycare facility can be helpful to provide them with the physical and mental stimulation they need while you’re away.

Dental Care

Just like humans, regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet’s teeth clean and healthy. Some things you can do include making sure they get regular cleanings, providing chewing toys/treats that help clean their teeth, and brushing regularly with a toothpaste especially developed for pets. These are all great ways to ensure their teeth remain healthy and clean throughout the year!

Veterinary Care from Dr. McLean

Regular veterinary exams are important, as they allow your veterinarian to check for any potential illnesses or diseases. These exams also enable them to provide vaccinations and treatments before any problems develop. At VeterinaryCare at Belmont, we offer comprehensive preventive care services as well as diagnostic services. These veterinary care options include:

  • Examinations
  • Vaccines
  • Heartworm tests
  • Tick-borne illness tests
  • Parasite prevention
  • Fecal testing
  • Checks for lumps, bumps, and skin issues
  • Bloodwork
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Diagnostic testing for pet health issues

By establishing a baseline of your pet’s health,  we can better monitor any changes or issues that arise in the future.

We Can’t Wait to See You and Your Pet

Taking preventative measures when it comes to caring for our pets should never be forgotten – especially in 2023! There’s no doubt that you can provide the best possible care for your furry companion this coming year – allowing them to live longer, healthier lives! Contact us today so we can get started on finding the right path toward optimal health this year!

Image credit: Pexels