We often visit our local GP for a check-up, and this should serve as a reminder to take our pets to the vet for their own check-up.
They are necessary as a vet will ensure that your dog or cat is in the best possible shape, and to look out for any issues that might pop up in the future.
A vet will look at:
- Weight and body condition
- Heart rate
- Parasite control
- Signs of fleas and ticks
- Behaviour and personality
- Dental care
Plus, provide necessary vaccinations and worming medication where required.
Check-ups are also an opportunity to talk to your vet and gain expert advice on any concerns you may have.
As your pet grows older, check-ups become more important to ensure that they stay happy and healthy. Diseases and illnesses can be picked up earlier and treated before they can turn into something more serious.
A vet check-up for your pet is a safety precaution, yet it is also important for pet owners to monitor their pet’s health themselves. Keeping an eye out for any change in your pets appearance or behaviour should be done year round.