If you haven’t had to be responsible for an animal before, there are probably many elements of their care that you are unfamiliar with. Without a doubt, one of the first things that you should do when you first bring your pet home, regardless of their age, is to schedule an appointment for a wellness exam. A pet wellness exam, also known by other names including an annual check-up or preventative care exam, is a veterinary appointment that is made with the intention of assessing your pet’s current health rather than because your pet is experiencing symptoms of a potential illness (although this may be the case).
The neutering process is recommended by virtually all veterinarians and with good reason. There are currently countless animals living in shelters, foster homes and other temporary accommodation across the United States – having been abandoned because their previous owners could no longer care for them. Unfortunately, the resources available to care for these creatures are not limitless and many animals are euthanized every year.
Your pet is an integral part of your family, and we want to help keep them in their best health! At Circle of Life Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the best care for your furry friend. One of the best ways for us to do that is to educate you about the importance of specific treatments.
Chronic joint pain is a real struggle for anybody who has experienced it. Any type of movement, and even just sitting still can range from mildly uncomfortable to excruciating. If you have personally experienced this pain, help from a doctor is probably one of the first things that you looked for.