October is National Pet Wellness MonthWe all want our animal companions to live long, healthy lives, so with October being National Pet Wellness month this is the perfect time to think about ways to support our pets well being.
Schedule a vet appointment - your pet should be getting at least a yearly and in older animals (over 8 years) a biyearly checkup with the vet. A physical examination can catch many issues early and treat them before they become emergencies. It is also an opportunity to ensure your pet is up to date on all shots and medications. We can also see if a dental procedure is needed, as dental health can really make a difference in the overall health of your pet.
Think about diet and exercise - what your pet is eating and how much exercise they get can have a huge impact on how healthy they are. We are happy to discuss food and exercise recommendations for your pet during you annual exam.
Pet-proof your home - remember our pets are curious creatures and often explore the household cleaners, chemicals, or other things that we may leave out. October is a great time to check your whole house to make sure that things are in their place, and that anything that's a danger is out of your pet's reach.
Our animal companions count on us to keep them safe and healthy, so it's important to do everything we can to support them. This October, and all year round, make sure you are doing the best for your pet!