Pets may THINK they’re invincible, but the truth is, they’re susceptible to health problems and diseases, just like people are. That’s why it’s so important to take your pet to a vet like Spanish Trail Pet Clinic in Tucson, AZ, at least once a year. Below is a list of five of the most common reasons that pet owners bring their pets to the vet.
Comprehensive Wellness Exam
Pets obviously can’t tell us they’re not feeling well or that they’re in pain, and since some health problems are asymptomatic, your pet could have an illness that you wouldn’t know about without a veterinary exam. Here at Spanish Trail Pet Clinic, we recommend that all pets have a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year so we can either make sure your pet is healthy or provide treatment recommendations if they’re not. Even if your pet APPEARS healthy, it’s still important to take them to the vet every year to find out for sure.
Preventive Pet Care
The best way to treat your pet’s health problems is to prevent them in any way you can. That’s why so many vets, including Dr. DeShazer, place such a strong emphasis on preventive care. From parasites to viruses, there are dozens of possible threats to your pet’s health that justify keeping your pet on a year-round parasite preventive product and keeping them updated on their vaccinations. We can recommend the best products to fit your pet’s lifestyle at their next visit.
Dental disease is one of the most common health problems seen in pets. In fact, more than 50% of dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by just 3 years of age. Gum disease can lead to infection, tooth loss, and even a shortened lifespan if left untreated. This is why dental care is another reason you should see a vet on a regular basis. Spanish Trail Pet Clinic offers comprehensive dental services to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. With annual dental visits to our clinic, you can lower or even eliminate your pet’s chances of developing gum disease.
Sometimes the results of a comprehensive exam aren’t enough to fully diagnose a pet’s condition, and advanced diagnostic care, such as digital radiology, is needed. This technology allows a veterinarian to examine your pet internally to detect fractures/broken bones, foreign bodies, and a number of other conditions. If you’ve noticed your pet limping or suspect they ate a non-edible item, we recommend that X-rays be taken to find out for sure.
Arthritis Treatment: Laser Therapy
According to a recent story, more than 60% of dogs and cats over the age of 6 have arthritis in at least one joint. Without treatment, arthritis can be quite painful and debilitating for a pet. If your pet has arthritis pain or any other form of pain, laser therapy can help. Using a low intensity light, laser therapy encourages pain relief and results in faster healing and improved mobility. By simply scheduling a visit to the vet, you can put an end to your pet’s arthritis and other pain.
If it’s been a while since your pet has seen a vet, or if you’re looking for a new one, let us know by calling 520-722-2771. We’re always happy to meet new patients!