The Importance of an Annual Health Exam

When you yourself aren’t feeling very well, you have the ability to seek some medical attention. Our pets cannot talk and cannot always tell us when something is the matter. Which is difficult for us pet owners. 

Pets are very good at hiding their pain and or illness. By the time pets actually, show us signs of an illness is usually when the illness has gone too far, and they just cannot hide it anymore.

A yearly examination with a Veterinarian is the key for your pet to live a long healthy life. Taking your pet to get a thorough annual exam can uncover underlying issues that may potentially go unnoticed.

Both cats and dogs should have annual exams to keep track of their health status and to be able to identify illnesses before they become a more serious problem.

Written by Kaylee MacDonald, CCS


The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

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