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Thursday, June 06 2019
3 Reasons You Should Take Your Dog to the Vet for Regular Checkups

If your dog is healthy and happy, you might think that routine vet checkups are a waste of time and money. But taking your pet to the vet on a regular basis is important. It comes with many benefits for you and your pet.

 

Most people get regular checkups at the doctor or dentist. Your dog’s health should be treated no differently. It’s important to take your dog to the vet on a regular basis, and not just when you think there might be something wrong.

 

The frequency of these visits will vary depending on your dog’s age:

  • While your dog is a puppy, it will need to visit the vet about once a month.
  • You should take your adult dog to the vet for routine checkups annually.
  • Once your dog has reached “senior status,” you may want to increase the visits to twice a year.

 

The bottom line is your dog should be going to the vet on a regular basis. Here are three reasons why.

 

 

1. You Can Detect Serious Illnesses or Injuries Early

If your dog gets sick, they might not start showing symptoms right away. By the time you notice something’s wrong, your dog may need an expensive procedure—or worse, the illness may not be treatable. Just like with people, early detection is key to successful treatment and long-term recovery. And the earlier your pet gets diagnosed, the more inexpensive the treatment will be. So, in the long run, taking your dog to the vet regularly will save you money.

 

2. You Establish a Good Relationship with Your Vet

When you regularly see your vet, you can develop a strong relationship with them. If you don’t have that good relationship, it may be hard for you to trust their decisions when it comes to your pet’s health. A good relationship with your vet will help you openly discuss treatment options and feel a lot more at ease if your pet ever needs to undergo a serious medical procedure.

 

By going to the vet on a regular basis, you’ll also become more familiar with your dog’s health as well as pet health in general. You’ll have more knowledge about what might be a sign of an illness and what is perfectly normal. This helps you care for your dog better on a day-to-day basis.
 

3. Your Dog Maintains Good Health All Year Long

Getting regular checkups for your dog ensures they are always up to date on their vaccinations and any other medicine they might need, like parasite prevention. Going to the vet regularly helps your dog maintain consistently good health. There are many problems your pet could have that will not be easily visible, but a vet is likely to notice these issues while examining your pet.
 

Whether you’ve been to the vet recently or not, the day might come when your pet is faced with an unexpected illness or injury. That means an unexpected expense.

 

If you need assistance to pay for an unexpected pet healthcare cost, Healthy Canines may be able to help. We provide healthcare grants for dogs of up to $500. Don’t let your dog needlessly suffer when help exists. Contact Healthy Canines today!

 

 

Posted by: Tracy Freese AT 07:36 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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