Rabies isn't the only disease transmitted from animals to humans. In fact, you and your pet may share more diseases than you may realize. Fortunately, it's easy to avoid these diseases or conditio ...View Article
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Posted on 03-20-2017
Good care for your pets is not just a matter of taking them to the vet when they are sick. It also includes wellness care that provides preventative measures to keep animals from acquiring a variety of health problems. If your dog goes to the dog park, spends time in doggy daycare or romps with other dogs in the neighborhood, he can easily acquire illnesses or parasites that are present on the ground or in other dogs’ feces. Fleas can easily hitch a ride on your pet anytime he or she is outdoors. Animals that are kenneled for vacations can catch “kennel cough” or other contagious diseases. Aging itself can require preventative methods, such as regular teeth cleaning to prevent tooth loss, and laboratory testing for early diagnosis of diabetes, liver disease, and kidney problems.
Flea and tick prevention helps avoid discomfort and the development of troublesome skin conditions. Vaccinations prevent pets from acquiring debilitating diseases. Good dental care for your dog allows him to eat efficiently and receive an ample amount of nutrition. Spay and neutering your pet prevents the births of unwanted litters that must be managed by city services. When your dog or cat is at risk for infestation with internal parasites, you need effective medications that prevent or eliminate the problem so your pet can maintain good health. Heartworm infestation can cause serious illness and the need for expensive treatment that can be avoided with good preventative care. These measures all contribute to keeping your pet healthy and allowing them to have a comfortable and happy life.
Terra Losa Animal Clinic offers a range of veterinary services to help keep your pets healthy. We provide preventative services, such as vaccinations, wellness exams, spay and neuter services, internal and external parasite prevention and dental care. In addition, we can provide help for emergency care in the case of illness or accident. Dr. Ignacio Tan and the staff at the clinic pride themselves in providing superior care for all kinds of animals. Call the Terra Losa Animal Clinic in Edmonton at 780-484-1178 for an appointment to discuss preventative measures that will keep your pet in optimum condition.
What preventative measures do you think are most important for your pet’s health?
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