Pets are like people in many ways, including their need for regular healthcare. Even if your pet never goes outside or seems healthy, that doesn’t necessarily they ARE healthy. If you’re not already taking your pet to the vet on a regular basis, this blog might make you think differently.
Has it been a while since your pet’s seen a vet? If so, schedule an appointment at Stetson Hills Animal Hospital in Glendale, AZ, by calling (623) 889-7090. We offer a number of wellness, preventive, and holistic services for dogs, cats, and pocket pets to keep your companion happy and healthy! Consider the list below of the top four reasons to see a vet, and let us know if you have any questions.
Comprehensive Wellness Exam
All pets should have a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year as a means of preventive care. These visits allow veterinarians to examine your pet from nose to tail to determine if there are any concerns and provide treatment recommendations if necessary. During these visits, your veterinarian can also create a wellness profile for your pet, which can be used for future visits to determine if there are any health changes. Vaccinations are usually updated during these visits, too, to protect your pet from potentially fatal diseases.
Allergies and Infections
Dogs, cats, rabbits (and other pocket pets) can develop allergies and infections that may need immediate treatment. The symptoms of these conditions are usually quite obvious and visible with the naked eye, including reddened or patchy skin, hair loss, and lumps. With our dermatology services, we can examine your pet’s skin condition so we can provide the best treatment.
Although it would certainly be a sight to see, pets obviously can’t brush their teeth, so maintaining their dental health is the responsibility of the owner. Stetson Hills Animal Hospital offers comprehensive dental services to keep your pet’s mouth in tip top shape and eliminate your pet’s risk for gum disease. Left untreated, this disease can affect your pet’s liver, heart, and kidneys, which can lead to a shortened lifespan. So if you’ve noticed bad breath, bleeding gums, or bumps in your pet’s mouth, it’s time to schedule a dental visit, as these may be signs of gum disease.
No one wants to see their pet in pain or have to resort to invasive procedures to treat it. Luckily, there are veterinary holistic services available to treat pet pain, including acupuncture, nutritional therapy, and Eastern and Western herbal therapy. If your pet seems to be in pain, give us a call to ask how holistic care can help.