Is your pet healthy as a horse, or really sick as a dog? Dr. Windy’s shows why it is important to have regular medical care for our pets
Pet Wellness Care
- There’s a lot more than just shots, or “he’s mostly inside, he’s fine.”
- What kind of lifestyle does your pet have?
- Home body?
- Indoors, outdoors, dog parks, groomers, camping, etc.
- Food habits, activities, what do you notice at home about your pet?
- These may vary from annually to every 6 months, to every 3 or 4 if they have a specific health problem. Many more things that can happen to a pet than fights and infectious diseases.
- Combine what you observe at home with what we can see, touch, hear. (Exam stats for wellness care)
- Common and Usual do not equal Normal
- Preventable diseases, some are zoonotic! Rabies still required by law in many states, even for your indoor only cat!
- Parasite preventives: Yes, even your indoor cat. Heartworm, zoonoses!
- Obesity, unbalanced or low quality foods, lower their risk for a dozen diseases.
- Dental Care
- Behavioral Development
Early Detection Screening
- Fecal test, heartworm, bloodwork, urine, rads, etc. age and breed specific (large breed dogs and hips and stifles, cats kidneys,etc)
- Organ reserves, hard wired cats and dogs predator/scavenger instincts
What we can’t see on a physical or at home:
- It is always cheaper and easier and more successful to find problems early and small.
- Why do we need to do these things?
- Learn about the problems, diseases that can happen (feline heartworm, etc)
- Baselines, subclinical problems:
- What do we do about it if we find a problem?
- How do I maximize my pet’s longevity AND comfort/quality of life?
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