Pet owners will often debate with one another whether there is a need to take their pets to the vets on a regular basis. Taking a trip to the vets can end up an expensive process so it can appear rather off-putting to those with little cash to spare. However, the importance of getting your pets health checked out is absolutely essential.
Seeing your pet on a daily basis can make minor and major problems less visible to the pet owner. Changes in your dog’s weight, characteristics and behaviour can become less obvious when you see and care for your pet each day.
Professional vets will be able to immediately identify any areas of abnormality when reviewing your pet’s health. Your vet should have a record of your pets past health from previous visits – your vet is likely to compare new notes with previous notes to highlight any areas of dramatic change.
Although you may be able to review your pet’s health alone, your vet will complete a much more of a thorough check – from this you will be sure that your pet is fit and healthy.
By having a regular check-up with your vet, you can be sure that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. Yearly vaccinations are important for disease prevention in most animals. Most house animals such as cats and dogs will venture outdoors on a regular basis – this puts them at risk of picking up dangerous diseases that can have a massive effect on their health.
Your vet will give your pet up-to-date vaccinations if required ensuring that the risk of disease is kept at a minimum.
Weight and Body Conditions
Your vet will also check the general health of your pet, this check will include:
- Fleas, ticks and worms
The vet will carry a general check-up of all of the above. If anything seems abnormal, further checks or tests will be required. Not all problems are visible to the naked eye; this is why a check-up with the vet on a regular basis is essential. Professional vets will use special equipment and their expertise to discover if there are any issues or problems with your pet.
Your pet’s teeth and gums must also be checked on a regular basis, this is something your vet will do on a routine check-up. Gum disease is a common occurrence in both cats and dogs and can have a hug detrimental impact on their lives if the problem is not caught and solved early.
Your vet will highlight whether dental cleaning is required for your pet – this may eliminate bigger problems in the future.
Whether your pet is old or young, your vet will evaluate your pet’s health based on the age of the animal. If your pet’s health does not appear normal for their age – further tests and checks may be required.
If you have a senior-aged pet, further checks can be done to check for any health issues.
Carlton Professional advertises vet jobs for practices nationwide. They understand the importance of taking pets to the vets on a regular basis to ensure good health.