Make Sure Your Pet Gets Regular Veterinarian Visits


Just like you and your family, your pets should get regular veterinarian check-ups to make sure they stay healthy and to make sure any potential health issues are identified before they become serious problems. The question is: how often should my pet be seen by a veterinarian? In today’s post, we will provide detailed answers appropriate to the age of your pet(s).

Puppies and Kittens Require Extra Care

Young puppies and kittens are very vulnerable right after being born and require a number of vaccinations in order to help strengthen their immune systems. Without these vaccines, they are at risk for distemper or parvovirus, and kittens are susceptible to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Until they are four months old, puppies and kittens generally will need to be seen every three to four weeks to ensure they are fully-vaccinated and receive proper deworming treatment. The vet will monitor your pet for any potential health issues, make sure they are gaining weight at the proper rate, and even identify any congenital defects. Creature Comfort offer mobile services to come and evaluate your whole litter of furry friends, saving you the hassle of trying to get them all into an office during these crucial months. Once the animal is four months old, it will only require a yearly checkup, with an extra visit once it is old enough to be spayed or neutered.

Yearly Checkups for Adult Dogs and Cats

Annual vet visits are important for your pets to maintain good overall health for them. In additions to your pet receiving a complete physical and any necessary vaccinations, you can also discuss any concerns you have about your pet and potentially address them before they become more serious medical emergencies. These visits can be done right in the comfort of your own home, where your pet will feel safer without the anxiety of going to a vet office. This is especially true in the case of a necessary sick visit, as sick animals tend to have difficulties going to unfamiliar locations.

Make Sure Your Senior Pets are in Good Health

We have all heard that one dog or cat year is roughly equivalent to seven human years. While this isn’t necessarily the case, dogs and cats do have a much shorter life cycle than humans do. When your pets get older, you should increase checkups from annually to every six months. We can complete these mobile checkups, including any necessary blood work, urinalysis, and/or fecal exams to identify any deficiencies in your pet’s internal organs.

No matter the age of your dog or cat, Creature Comfort can provide you with a full range of veterinarian services right in the comfort of your own home. Contact us to schedule a mobile vet visit for your furry friend today!

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