Periodic "nose-to-tail" veterinary check-ups assess the current state of health and catch developing health problems at earlier, more treatable stages.
Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2016
Keeping pets healthy is the #1 priority at 1-800-PetMeds®. That’s why the company was formed 20 years ago and is still going strong today. In recognition of “National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day,” which takes place on Monday, August 22, 2016, they have released a shortlist of the Top 5 Benefits of Regular Vet Visits.
1) Helps establish comfortability, familiarity, and trust with the veterinarian, office and staff. Visiting the vet can be stressful for pet and pet parent alike. If these visits only occur when a pet is in pain, frightened or otherwise in distress, negative associations will likely be made. Visiting the veterinarian’s office and being greeted by friendly staff for a health check-up rather than treatment for an acute condition makes pets feel more comfortable and safe in the environment. This can help pets remain calm if and when a visit to the vet is for urgent care.
2) Periodic "nose-to-tail" veterinary check-ups assess the current state of health and catch developing health problems at earlier, more treatable stages. Pet illnesses are sometimes difficult to detect by the untrained eye. Many pets naturally hide illnesses, which is an innate survival mechanism in the wild. When diseases are left untreated, health can deteriorate rapidly before signs and symptoms become evident. Early detection and treatment often save lives.
3) Vets can educate pet parents on beneficial, new products that can help pets live longer, healthier lives. When innovative products and medications become available for the treatment and prevention of pet health problems, veterinarians are the first to know. A routine vet visit is often the source of important information that pet parents otherwise may not discover.
4) Catching early-stage health problems may save money in the long run, as opposed to emergency treatment and/or surgery. Some pet parents may feel that routine veterinary check-ups are too costly. The truth is that regular health monitoring can help avoid serious health threats that may require medical or surgical intervention costing thousands of dollars.
5) Keep up to date on vaccinations to protect your pet from dangerous diseases. Many pet parents bring new pets in for their first vaccinations, never to return to the veterinarian until a health problem arises. Important booster shots are often skipped, leaving your pet inadequately protected against serious viruses such as Distemper and Rabies.
Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs and cats at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at http://www.1800petmeds.com.