The Principles of New Pet Care

Opening your home and heart to a new puppy or kitten is a time filled with excitement, trepidation, worry, and joy. Those first weeks can feel like a blur as your family gets used to the new pet, and vice versa.

Having a new pet is a big job and a huge commitment, but the rewards of responsible pet ownership far outweigh the work involved. Your team at Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital is here for you every step of the way as you navigate the waters of new pet care!

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Prevent Future Issues with Pet Wellness Exams

 

pet wellnessHave you ever wondered why we schedule your pet’s wellness exams at least once per year (or more often for older pets)? It’s easy to try and put off these routine visits, especially if your pet seems healthy or there haven’t been any changes since the last time you visited the veterinarian.

As it turns out, many health issues can be detected early during wellness exams, making treatment that much more effective. One of the keys to optimal health and longevity for our pets is to take a proactive approach, and annual pet wellness exams aim to do just that.

Nose to Tail

After collecting a thorough medical history of your pet, the next thing your veterinarian will do during your pet’s wellness visit is conduct a full physical exam. Your pet’s eyes, ears, mouth, skin, coat, and abdomen will be evaluated, and recommendations will be made from there. Just a quick glance at these areas of your pet’s body can tell an expert a great deal about your pet’s overall health and wellness. Continue…