Why Preventative Maintenance Is Best for Your Pet

Regular visits to the veterinary office are an important part of the overall health and wellbeing of your pet. By scheduling preventative maintenance visits for your pet, you will help to ensure that he or she stays healthy, strong, and free of diseases. To help every pet owner understand the importance of regularly scheduled vet visits, we’ve put together a few reasons why preventative maintenance is so important:

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Staying Up to Date on Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important for your pet’s health and can prevent the spread of harmful diseases. Your vet will know your pet’s vaccination schedule, and can administer the proper vaccinations during your regularly scheduled appointment. By keeping your vaccinations up to date, you will keep your pet healthy and prevent harmful illnesses from spreading to other pets.

Preventing Parasites

Parasites are another issue that can be addressed with  preventative care. Flea, tick, and worm infestations can create serious and sometimes deadly health problems in both dogs and cats. Fleas and ticks can even find their way onto your own skin, causing uncomfortable itching or exposure to disease. With preventative care, your vet can provide you with effective parasite prevention methods and test for harmful ailments such as heartworm, Erlichia and Lyme disease.

Catching Health Problems Early

During your preventative care appointment, your vet will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet to catch health issues before they become serious. Catching health issues and diseases early can save you money on your overall vet bills, and will ensure that you are able to do everything possible to promote the health of your animal.

At Chastain Veterinary Medical Group of North Dallas, we can provide top quality  preventative care for your animal companion. Our expert veterinary staff will provide vaccinations, parasite prevention, and a full range of preventative treatments to keep your pet healthy and happy. To schedule your next exam, call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital of McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or Preston Road Animal Hospital of Dallas at (972) 239-1309.

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