The proactive approach to veterinary care
Preventative care is a dog’s first line of defense. Annual exams help by preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is, keeping your pet from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Preventative Health Measures
Dental Care: Oral health is an important part of your pet’s life—annual teeth cleanings are the best method to maintaining and improving dental well-being.
Behavioral Evaluation: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions—identifying these shifts help to identify and treat the root cause.
Preventative care becomes more significant for aging pets. East Padden Animal Hospital recommends increasing exams to twice a year for elderly animals. As pets get older they are prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. Many preventative health measures must be adjusted to better suit the medical needs of senior animals.
Just like in human pediatrics, your new puppy needs special care. Appropriate vaccinations, tests and check-ups during their fragile first months of life are necessary.
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