Saturday, November 12, 2011

Are Zombies The Biggest Threat To Your Dog? Top (Potentially) Deadly Dog Health Sins: Skimping on Vet Visits

Things get blamed on economy. Things get blamed on zombies. But the truth is that most of the bad things that happen are our own fault.

Here is an interesting statistic for you. Veterinary visits are on a decline. Veterinary costs, however, are not. How could that be?

Could it be that instead of annual check-ups people now have to dish out for treating severe illness that could have been easily prevented or treated if caught early?

A healthy young dog should be seen by a veterinarian at least once a year. A senior dogs should have there check ups at least twice a year.

Why is this important? When your dog is showing symptoms serious enough for you to finally make the trip to the vet, the disease is already in its advanced stage.

A regular health evaluation can address early dental disease, weight issues, orthopedic issues and catch systemic disease or organ damage early. The sooner any brewing disease is found and addressed, the better chance your dog has and the cheaper the whole thing will be.

Skimping on vet visis is not really cheaper. On the contrary. Treating advanced disease is much more costly, financially and emotionally.

Take your dog to the vet regularly.

A regular check up should include physical examination, urinalysis, stool analysis, blood panel and heartworm testing.


This post is published as part of the Blogathon 2011. Help me support Eagle's Den Rescue; hope for dogs who have none.

Eagle’s Den Animal Haven and Rescue Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to helping save the lives of animals through a variety of means:
  •     removing animals from high kill shelters
  •     placing animals in permanent homes
  •     finding foster care until the right home can be located
  •     working with animal shelters as well as other rescue
  •     advocating spay/neuter of animals
  •     the prevention of animal cruelty

We are located in Bladen County, North Carolina. We believe that every animal deserves a loving home that will provide for their basic needs and treat them with the respect they so richly deserve.

Eagle's Den Rescue's Emergency Fund for Injured and Abused Animals.

No comments

Post a Comment