Why annual health checks are important
You committed to taking care of your pet, and one of your obligations as a responsible pet owner is to take your pet to the vet for an annual health check, or sooner when he falls ill. This obligation shouldn’t be taken lightly, but you might wonder what the vet will look at when he sees your pet.
When you take your adult cat or dog to the vet, the following should happen:
Whenever you take your pet to the vet, you need to inform your vet of any possible symptoms that you have noticed. Remember that your pet can’t speak and therefore can’t tell you or the vet if he feels ill. But your notes can help the vet to determine if there is something wrong with your pet and what to look out for.
At the annual check-up you can also discuss little issues that have been bothering you about your pet’s weight, eating habits, supplements, or other health concerns that you have.
Don’t wait until your pet is ill before you consult your vet. Start the relationship between your pet and the vet at an early age. In that way, your vet will also get used to your pet and together you will be able to pick up if there are any changes in his health. If you don’t know where to start, consult with the vet at the Family Pet Centre.
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