October is National Pet Wellness Month! Wellness care is crucial to your pet’s health, happiness, and overall well-being. It ultimately affects every aspect of your furry best buddy’s life. A local vet discusses wellness care in this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your local Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas.
One of the most important reasons to keep up with your four-legged pal’s wellness exams? They often reveal issues that are just beginning to develop. This is often when treatment is most effective.
Wellness care encompasses preventative care, such as vaccines and parasite control. These measures can protect your beloved pet from a slew of dangerous diseases and parasites, such as rabies, feline leukemia, Bordetella … the list goes on.
Your furry pal’s care needs will change over time. A puppy or kitten may need to come in several times during that crucial (and adorable) first year, while adult dogs and cats may only need annual checkups. When your pet reaches their golden years, your vet may recommend more frequent appointments. Pets that have medical issues will also need to come in more regularly. By following the recommended appointment schedule, you’ll know your furry friend is getting the care they need when they need it.
Another reason that wellness care is so important is the fact that it allows you to keep up with any changes in your pet’s overall health. Fido and Fluffy will go through changes over time as they age, just as we all do. And, just like people, pets sometimes have conditions that progress slowly, but require careful monitoring and sometimes adjusted care regimens.
Keeping up with wellness care can actually save you money in the long run. Preventing illness and disease is both cheaper and easier than treating the issues after they’ve already developed!
Wellness care prevents many health issues, and will detect others. It can protect your beloved pet from many medical problems that not only cause pain and discomfort, but can shorten their lives. That translates into longer, happier lives.
Happy, Healthy Pets
Last but certainly not least, proper wellness care can make a huge difference in your pet’s health and well-being, and can improve their overall quality of life. Ultimately that means more purrs and tail wags. Healthy pets are happy pets!
Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas.