The importance of preventative veterinary care Vancouver WA
Many pet owners think that vet visits are only necessary when their pet is actually sick or needs vaccinations. But in the course of a thorough routine exam, your veterinarian can recognize changes in your dog or cat’s health that you may not be able to observe. The annual visit is a great opportunity to share with your veterinarian any concerns you may have, or anything you’ve noticed that you may be wondering about.
It is recommended that all dogs and cats have a veterinary examination at least annually. Decisions about the specific frequency of visits should be made by your vet based on your particular animal’s individual needs. A lot of changes can occur in a year for your pet.
Catching health problems at an early stage is the best way to
- achieve the best possible outcome for your pet
- help prevent pain and suffering for your pet and for yourself
- minimize the cost of treatment
The cost of a comprehensive preventative exam is usually far less than the cost of treating a full-blown illness. You also have to consider the benefits to your pet of staying healthy and comfortable. Also, routine exams sometimes save lives by catching diseases in the early stages. So if it’s been a year or more since your dog or cat has seen us, schedule your veterinary exam today.