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Pets and Vets: The Importance of Regular Veterinary Care for Your Furry Friend

PETS&VETS The Importance of Regular Veterinary Care for Your Furry Friend WORKING FOR WELLNESS ROUTINE FOR REGULAR CHECKUPS: 8-16 5-6 MONTHS 3-9 YEARS 0-2 10+ YEARS WEEKS YEARS appointments per month spay or neuter checkups every year, minimum annual annual checkup checkup "Large breed dogs shoukd receive 2 checkups every year beginning at 7 years of age REGULAR CHECKUPS COVER: EARS EYES SKIN+FUR TEETH LYMPH BLOOD NODES HEART LUNGS ABDOMINALORGANS REGULAR WELLNESS CARE AT HOME INCLUDES: DAILY TEETH BRUSHING DAILY HEALTHY FEEDING FIDO 54% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese MONTHLY HEARTWORM PREVENTION MONTHLY FLEA PREVENTION BI-ANNUAL FECAL INTESTINAL PARASITE SCREENING Simply bring sample to vet EVIDENCE ON PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION DIET ADJUSTMENTS FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: 75% 63% of common of common diseases are diseases are preventable in dogs preventable in cats PETS OFTEN DONT SHOW SYMPTOMS OF DISEASES A VET CAN DETECT KIDNEY DIS ASE 2/3 of kidney function gone before symptoms show 85-90% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 suffer from some degree of tooth decay and gum disease TOOTH DECAY OSTEOARTHRITIS 90% of senior dogs have osteoarthritis VALUABLE VACCINATIONS AND MEDICATIONS Vaccinations are vital to Vaccination schedules preventative healthcare * vary from pet to pet Veterinarian determines pet's schedule based on: Lifestyle - Blood Samples O Immune Status Over-vaccination linked to health problems Pets must follow New York rabies vaccination protocol Sources: www.healthypet.comFetCare/PetCarertidle.aspootleWellness Exams www.workinglikedogs.com/2011/Os/cancer-and-early-detection-conducting-routine-esams-at-home www.sciencedaly.com/releases/2009/06/0906 10124829.htm www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57374105-10391704/more-than half-of-americas-pets-are obese-survey-shows Infographic Provided By: HEART of CHELSEA www.heartofchelseaanimalhospital.com

Pets and Vets: The Importance of Regular Veterinary Care for Your Furry Friend

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