This New Year, Is It Time To Take Your Pet To The Vet?
Guelph, ON — Did you know, according to a 2014 IPSOS Reid pet survey, of the 7 million cats and 6.4 million dogs living in Canadian households only 50% of cats and 78% of dogs saw a veterinarian in the past 12 months? Why do we consider both as a part of the family, but don’t always ensure they receive proper healthcare?
One of the most important things you can do to give your pet a long and healthy life is to ensure he or she regularly sees a veterinarian and is vaccinated against common diseases.
Dr. Liz O’Brien, Board Certified Feline Specialist with Cat Healthy, says, “All too often, I don’t see patients until their quality of life has been compromised by illness or pain. Preventive care focuses on keeping cats healthy. Unfortunately, owners who don’t provide preventive care end up facing much larger veterinary costs that could have been avoided altogether.”
So when should you book that appointment? Right now! Pets can be masters of disguise, making it sometimes difficult to know when they are sick. Setting up routine veterinary examinations will help to eliminate any guesswork and promotes pet health.
This New Year, be sure to schedule a veterinary examination for your pet to review his or her health and decide which vaccines are needed.
Preventive care allows you to positively influence your pet’s quality of life!