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As humans, we are able to take care of ourselves and communicate to doctors that we feel unwell. Unfortunately, our pets can’t tell us when they are feeling unwell, so they have to rely on us to ensure they stay healthy. Because of this, the American Veterinary Medical Association has deemed October as National Pet Wellness Month. Throughout the month of October, learn what you can do to promote optimal health and wellness of your furry friends.
Pets age more quickly than we do, which means changes in their health can occur and escalate very quickly. The best way to keep your pets free from illness is to make routine wellness appointments. These visits will help your veterinarian:
At Creekside, you can conveniently schedule wellness appointments at any time of day or night—even on weekends and holidays! You don’t need to rush or try to squeeze an appointment into your busy schedule; we’re here for you and your pets when you need us.BOOK APPOINTMENT ›
It’s estimated that more than half of the dogs and cats in America are overweight or obese. These animals run the risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, digestive issues, liver problems, heat intolerance and other health complications. Keep your pets in a healthy weight range by:
If you are unsure about how to keep your pet’s weight in a healthy range, be sure to ask your veterinarian for recommendations about pet food, treats and the appropriate activity regimen.
Dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Without regular dental care, your pets are at risk of developing periodontal disease. This ailment can lead to pain, tooth loss and internal organ damage if left untreated. Luckily, proper dental care can add years to your pets’ lives! Additionally, consider the following:
Regular veterinary checkups are essential for the prevention of illness and disease. Take full advantage of National Pet Wellness Month and schedule a wellness exam at Creekside Pet Care Center today!BOOK APPOINTMENT ›