Pet Wellness Is Not An Accident, It’s a Plan
The best time to bring your pet in to meet our veterinarians and staff is for a wellness checkup. Seeing your pet when he or she is feeling their best will give us a baseline to use in case of trouble. Yearly lab work will also provide information that can be useful over time as your pet ages or in case of illness. Wellness also means taking steps to keep your pet as healthy as possible between visits to the veterinarian.
Obese pets may seem cute, but obesity is a serious health issue for dogs and cats. Obesity can lead to joint dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and kidney or liver disease. Our veterinarians can advise you on a feeding program that will help your pet maintain optimum weight.
Prescription diets are available to aide in the treatment of many diseases in cats and dogs. We prescribe diets for cats with kidney problems, dogs and cats with food-based allergies, and for weight control. There are also prescription diets that are specially formulated for the different stages of your pet’s life. Be sure to ask Dr. Jeff if there is a diet that would help improve your pet’s health.
Wellness encompasses many aspects of your pet’s health, such as preventative care and:
- Weight management
- Parasite control
- Reproductive health
- General health and fitness
- Owner knowledge
These factors all play a part in the overall well-being of your pet. Your veterinarian is your partner in maintaining that wellness and returning your pet to health when there is a problem. We are always available to answer questions related to the health of your pet.
We realize coming to the veterinarian can be stressful for your pets (and you!) Valleydale Animal Clinic has products that can help during these and other stressful situations (such as storms, fireworks or visitors to your home). Ask us about Zylkene, Feliway or Adaptil to help reduce the stress on your pet when they come visit us.