October 2018: Vet's Advice
The importance of regular health checks
Regular health checks for our pets are an important part of their care. All pets should have a thorough vet check when they come in for their yearly vaccinations, but really once a year is not enough. Our pets can’t tell us when something is not right and some problems are not easy to spot at home.
A check will let us keep an eye on your pet’s weight – unexplained weight loss or weight gain can be a sign of health problems, and if there is no medical cause for changes in weight we can help you with dietary and exercise advice. Any change of appetite or thirst can be significant and so are worth mentioning.
Six month dental checks are highly recommended. Plaque can gradually build up over time, and leads to sore gums and gum infections. Dealing with the plaque earlier is far better waiting until problems have developed.
As our pets get older, problems such as arthritis and diabetes start to become more common. At a check, our vets can look for any signs of old age problems developing. If there is anything wrong , the sooner we can start treatment the better our chances of helping your pet.
Care plans, such as Complete Care, are developed to help with the care of your animal. Complete Care spreads the costs out into affordable monthly payments and includes preventative care such as flea and worm prevention, vaccinations and twice yearly health checks with a vet as well as other extra perks. For our senior pets we have a much more comprehensive care plan which includes routine blood and urine tests.
If you would like any more information, or to arrange an appointment, please call us at Kingswood Vets4Pets on 0117 9616417.