It is imperative to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian at least once per year to keep your furry friend happy and healthy for years to come. Preventative pet care at your local animal hospital can help with sickness prevention and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our veterinarians at Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati will help your pet with vaccinations and dental cleanings as well.
Taking your pets in for routine appointments with a veterinarian for preventative care can help ensure your pet stays healthy. Our animal hospital may also run other pet diagnostics to determine if your pet has an undiagnosed condition.
Vaccinations can play a huge role in keeping your pet healthy. Getting your pet vaccinated is key to preventing a sickness because they fight against diseases and infections. Vaccinations for pets are typically administered when they are a couple of weeks old and should be scheduled every six months to a year as needed. Our veterinarians will create a vaccination schedule based on your pet’s breed, age, and lifestyle.
Your pet's oral health is just as crucial as other preventative treatments. Pets can develop gum diseases, causing trouble eating, pain, discomfort, and tooth loss. Good oral care includes an exam at your veterinarian’s office and possibly an appointment for dental cleanings. Start puppies and kittens off at a young age with daily dental brushings to get them used to the routine. Introducing oral care to older pets may be met with some resistance and refusal to cooperate.
Conducting preventative care at home can help maintain your dog or cat's quality of life. The following items should be included in your pet's preventive care routine:
- Visit the veterinarian’s office at least once per year
- Spend quality time with your pet
- Keep up with routine grooming and nail clippings
- Provide easy access to food and water
- Provide convenient and comfortable sleeping or resting areas
- Establish a predictable routine
- Allow plenty of playtime and toys
- Walk your dog frequently
Contact Our Animal Hospital in Cincinnati for Preventative Care
Do not wait to take your pet in for a routine checkup. Our veterinarians at Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati are dedicated to sickness prevention. Preventative care includes regular exams, bloodwork, pet diagnostics, dental cleanings, and vaccinations. We provide a variety of veterinary services to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Call our team today at (513) 574-5000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.