When should you bring your pet to the vet?
When they are vomiting, have diarrhea, are itchy or just off? Yes, these are very important times to seek medical intervention. This is reactive medicine.
But what about when they are perfectly normal? Wagging tails or purring up a storm- why should you bring your pet to the vet when everything appears normal?
Preventive health care’s goal is to have pet owner, vet and veterinary staff work as a team to keep your pet in top form for as long as possible.
Wellness exam: Full Circle Vet does not focus on yearly exams for vaccination purposes, but as part of a preventive health care routine. By having your veterinarian fully examine your pet at least once a year, it allows us to track any small changes, discuss any concerns you may have, and let you know if there are any new concerns prevalent to your pet in your situation.
Nutrition: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By feeding diets based on high quality ingredients, balanced nutrients, and appropriate components for your pet, you can prevent some very common health concerns. High quality prepared diets, diets you’ve made at home, raw food- whichever feeding method you are going with, check with your pet’s health care team for any advice to make sure it is the best it can be.
Exercise: Daily activity for your pet is good for their physical health, mental health and let’s be honest, your physical and mental health! Did you know that the right kind of exercises can help prevent injury? Dr. Fisher works with many owners on helping build core strength, train proprioception (the ability to know where your body) and compensate for any conformation issues- before they are an issue!
Today’s pet owner can get hundreds of opinions on a topic in the blink of an eye. But how do you know what info is good, and what is just internet slush? Your pet’s health care team. They work hard to stay up to date on what is available for you and your pet, what research is making breakthroughs, and everything in between. They want to talk to you about what you are reading, because they are probably reading it too!
By: Melissa, RVT