Maintaining your pet's health helps ensure a long life for your companion. But as with humans, pet health isn't a given.
- Schedule and keep appointments for annual visits to your veterinarian. Not only will this ensure that vaccinations and preventative maintenance are up to date, but professionals may notice health conditions before they become difficult to treat.
- Check your pet's teeth, pads and general health periodically. Seek attention and advice when you notice something wrong.
- Give your pet lots of opportunities for exercise, physical and mental. Extra walks keep off the pounds for both you and your dog. Simple games with your cat during TV commercials can entertain both of you.
- Learn about your pet and heartworm prevention.
- Download a copy of the CMVH annual exam for healthy pets form to bring to your pet's next appointment.
- See our page, "What You Need to Know About Your Pet's Dental Procedure."
On the Web:
- Veterinary Partner.com offers all kinds of info to keep your pet healthy.
- Great page of tips for caring for cats and dogs from the Purdue University Small Animal Community Practice. Link to topics from "Why do dogs eat grass?" to ear mites to allergies.
- Purdue's Pet Wellness Clinic Web site offers many pages of tips and advice on daily care for your pet.