When it comes to the health of our pets, they can’t always tell us when there’s something wrong, so we need to be as proactive as possible in keeping them happy and healthy. It’s our responsibility to make sure that all vaccinations and immunisations are up to date, fleas are treated and protected against and routine treatments for parasites such as worms are carried out regularly to avoid the risk of serious health problems occurring, as seemingly irrelevant problems can expand into serious ones.
As our pets get older, we need to keep a closer eye on them to make sure they’re both comfortable and happy. The risks of stiffness and heart problems increase, ask your vet about what can be done to keep your pet happy and healthy for longer.
Taking a proactive approach to healthcare means we should focus on prevention rather than a cure to keep our pets at an optimum level of health. Early diagnosis allows for early intervention and treatment, vastly improving the recovery rates and wellbeing of our pets.
Keep an eye on your pet’s behaviour. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to ask your vet for advice and to check your pet over. Since our pets can speak, a change in behaviour is the best way that they can communicate a problem to us. Annual trips to the vets are highly recommended to ensure your pet is trouble free, although more frequent checks may be required.