Regular visits to the veterinarian are essential in maintaining your dog's health and wellbeing. Regular check-ups allow the vet to catch any health issues early and ensure your pup receives timely care and attention.
Getting a puppy?
If you're considering adding a puppy to your family, puppies need vaccinations in order to gain immunity against life-threatening diseases. They should begin receiving regular shots beginning around 6-8 weeks old for the core vaccinations including distemper, parvovirus, canine adenovirus, and rabies - with multiple visits scheduled every 2-4 weeks until 16-20 weeks old. Then annually after. You'll also need to get your puppy spayed or neutered if its not already.
Common preventable issues
Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites can pose serious health threats for your dog. Regular veterinary check-ups allow your veterinarian to monitor your dog's overall health and identify potential issues early before they worsen. Early diagnosis can often result in more effective treatments with higher chances of positive outcomes.
Nutrition and Weight Management
Veterinarian's offer guidance regarding your dog's dietary needs based on his/her age, size, and activity level. Incorporating weight monitoring during visits as a way of helping prevent obesity-related health concerns.
As your dog ages, their health needs change accordingly. Regular veterinary visits become even more essential to monitor for age-related health conditions, manage pain effectively, and ensure quality of life for them.
We reccomend developing a strong relationship between yourself and the vet, so they can provide your pup with optimal care throughout his or her life.