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6 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy in 2017

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions this year? Personal health is often at the top of the list for many people when it comes to making resolutions. This is a great goal for pet parents, too! Read on as a local Newmarket, ON vet offers some tips on keeping Fido and Fluffy healthy in 2017.

Regular Veterinary Examinations

Having your four-legged friend regularly examined by a vet is very important! Thorough exams allow your vet to closely monitor your pet’s health, and greatly increase the chances of an issue being caught early. This can be very beneficial! Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. In between appointments, watch for signs of illness. Call your vet immediately if you notice anything unusual.

Dental Care

Did you know that dental problems can be very dangerous for pets? Common issues like gum disease and abscesses are not only painful, they can also contribute to some very serious medical issues. Get your four-legged buddy’s teeth checked at least once a year, and ask your vet for tips on home care.

Petproofing

Dogs and cats are absolutely adorable when they are feeling playful. Unfortunately, that sense of mischief can get our animal companions into trouble. Make your home safe for your furry pal by removing potentially-dangerous items like plastic bags, ties, and wrappers; toxic plants; chemicals; medications; and small or sharp objects.

Preventative Care

Keeping up with parasite control and vaccinations is one of the best things you can do for your pet. There are many different options for protecting your furry friend from dangerous parasites like fleas, ticks, and worms. Regular vaccinations are also crucial. Ask your vet for more information.

Exercise

Getting in shape is a great personal goal, and one that applies to pets as much as people. Don’t let your furry buddy become a four-legged couch potato! Keep Fido active with regular walks and fun play sessions. As for Fluffy, you may need to tempt her into moving by holding a toy for her to pounce on.

Quality Food

Eating healthier is another popular resolution. Just like people, pets really benefit from proper nutrition. Ask your vet for specific recommendations, including serving sizes and suitable treats.

Please contact us, your Newmarket, ON animal clinic, anytime. We look forward to providing our furry clients with excellent care in 2017 and beyond.

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