When you are a pet parent, you want to make sure that they are as healthy as can be. One way to do that is to make sure that they are getting regular checkups at their vet's office, just like you would go in and see your doctor regularly. There are a lot of things that your vet will do when you take your pet into their annual checkups.
There are a number of vaccinations that your pet needs during their life. Some of them will only need to be given once in their lifetime, but there are some that your pet will have to have yearly, just like you get your flu vaccine regularly. One that they will have to have yearly is the rabies shot. There are shots that will last 2 or 3 years, but some states require a shot every year, which means that it is just as easy on everyone to get a yearly shot. You may think that you don't need to get your pet that shot if they are inside pets only, but if your state law requires it, then it doesn't matter if your pet only stays inside. Plus, you never know when Fido or Fluffy is going to escape and tangle with the local wildlife.
2. Dental Check
Another thing that your vet will do when you take your pet in for an annual check is to look in their mouth to make sure that their teeth are healthy. If your pet has sore or rotting teeth, it can be hard for them to eat any food and they may be grumbly and growly at you. So, the dentist will take a quick look in their mouth and check everything out. You may arrange with the vet for them to sedate your pet a little bit so that they can also clean their teeth. The vet may completely sedate them so that your pet is completely knocked out, especially if they need to remove any teeth. It will be easier and less painful on your pet that way. You don't want them to be awake while their teeth are getting pulled.
If you have a pet, you want to make sure that you can keep that pet for as long as possible. The easiest way to do that is to make sure that you take them to the vet regularly to make sure that they are healthy. To learn more, contact a veterinary clinic like Elizabethton Veterinary Clinic.Share
12 March 2018
Hello, my name is Marissa. Welcome to my site about veterinarians. I decided to buy myself a puppy for the holidays. I searched my community for a breeder and picked up my puppy right away. Unfortunately, within a day, I noticed my puppy was not feeling well. The poor animal picked up a virus on the way home due to the lack of proper vaccinations. The vet was able to save my puppy and give her all the correct vaccinations. I will use this site to explore viruses and other conditions that vets prevent through precisely timed vaccination schedules. Thanks.