Taking Your Pet to the Veterinarian

It’s amazing how both dogs and kids don’t like going to the doctor. Dogs howl and scramble for the exit; kids cry and clutch on to their mothers’ pants. But as a responsible adult, you know it has to happen. You have to ensure that your pets or children are healthy, happy, and safe.

While your dog may whine and cry about visiting the veterinarian, it’s your responsibility as an adult to ensure that your dog is healthy. Your cat may act skittish on the table, knowing an anal gland expression is coming, but it’s a necessary procedure. You go to the doctor for regular checkups; why shouldn’t your beloved furry friend?

A Veterinarian Can Perform Regular Checkups
Regular scheduled vet visits can prevent problems before they occur. If the vet notices that your dog is a little overweight, a diet food plan and regular exercise can help your little guy avoid future problems like heart failure and arthritis. If a blood draw indicates that your cat’s creatinine levels are high, it might be indicative of kidney issues caused by a high-protein diet.

Typically, vet clinics schedule yearly or twice-yearly checkups for adult dogs. Puppies go in every month until six months for a “well-puppy” checkup, which is one of the cutest events on the planet. There’s no better feeling than bringing your three-month-old puppy to the veterinarian and hearing, “She’s doing great.”

A Veterinarian Can Neuter Or Spay Your Pet
There are thousands of pets in shelters that are euthanized every day. It’s important to practice population control with cats and dogs. A trained veterinarian can spay or neuter your dog or cat. It’s a fairly simple procedure: the testicles and ovaries are removed, and the pet is given a short course of antibiotics and pain medications. Your puppy may act lethargic for a few days due to the anesthesia, but in no time she’ll be up and running again- without the risk of getting pregnant.

A Veterinarian Can Give Your Pet Preventative Shots
Puppies and kittens receive a course of shots in their early years to protect against bordatella (kennel cough), rabies, giardia, and Lyme disease. These shots are critically important to keep your little one healthy. While your new puppy may howl after getting a shot, or develop a slight allergic reaction, it’s very important to keep up with the shot schedule.

There are dozens of procedures a veterinarian can perform to keep your pet healthy. Checkups, surgery, shots, and neutering are only a few of them. If you have a pet that you love dearly, it’s very important to visit the vet clinic on a regular basis to keep your little one healthy, energetic, and enthusiastic. For more information visit Yorba Regional Animal Hospital

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