Our pets are an essential part of our lives, and we want to make sure they live a long, happy life with us. Focusing on preventative care is just the start to making sure your pet lives a long healthy life. Pet preventive care includes everything from pet vaccinations to pet dental care and nutrition to illness prevention. Pet wellness is our priority at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket. Read on to learn more about the preventative pet care services we offer.
Spaying and Neutering
You can do several things to ensure your pet is healthy, including practicing pet wellness practices. This includes spaying or neutering your pets, which can decrease their chances of developing mammary tumors and prostate disease. Additionally, pets spayed or neutered are less likely to wander off and get lost or injured while away from home. It also reduces the chances of unwanted pet pregnancies, which can cause additional health problems for pets.
Routine visits to your local animal hospital can ensure your pet is up-to-date and current with pet vaccinations. Our vet will share the list of required and recommended vaccinations to keep your pet healthy.
Pet Dental Care
Our veterinarian can provide pet dental care to help keep your pet's teeth and gums clean and healthy. Routine dental cleanings help prevent dental disease in pets, which can cause other health complications caused by the bacteria in the gums spreading to other organs. Additionally, pet dental cleanings can help remove plaque and tartar build-up, preventing gum pain and tooth loss.
Part of preventative care is pet nutrition. Providing your pet with a nutritious diet will go a long way towards preventing obesity and other long-term health problems. Ask our veterinarian about the best food for your pet. Recommendations will vary depending on your pet’s size and breed.
Other Preventative Care
Our veterinarian may also prescribe medications to help keep your pet healthy. Some preventative care options include heartworm medication and flea and tick treatment.
Call to Schedule a Routine Check-Up for Your Pet
If it has been a while since your pet has seen the veterinarian, it is time to schedule a visit for preventative care. North Yonge Veterinary Hospital is ready to treat your pet and help you promote their overall health and wellness. Call us today at (905) 830-0437 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.