Humans maintain good health through active measures like eating well, getting exercise, and seeing their doctors regularly. Pets need similar care, with preventative medicine that helps to prevent disease and preserves quality of life as the years pass. At Danforth Animal Hospital in Edmond, OK, we offer a different preventative care methods for pet health.
What Is Preventative Care for Pets?
Preventative medicine is a philosophy in veterinary care that takes proactive steps to prevent illness and maintain good condition. The concept encompasses such areas of health as nutrition, immunization from disease, dental care, and regular veterinary examinations. These measures all help to extend the lifespan of your pet, as well as support good quality of life throughout the animal’s life.
The Importance of Vaccinations
Vaccinations to prevent pet diseases are one of the most important ways to prevent illness and extend your pet’s lifespan. A vet on our veterinary team will ensure that your pet’s immunizations are given on a regular schedule to help prevent the transmission of common diseases that circulate among the pet population.
You can find an endless number of pet foods on the market. Not all of them provide the best nutrition for your pet at various stages of life. A vet on our veterinary team can help you to determine the right food for your pet’s age, weight, and health condition. Some medical problems need a special diet that your veterinarians can prescribe.
Pets depend on their teeth to get good nutrition, and just like people, they can benefit from periodic dental care to maintain comfort and the ability to feed properly. Regular cleaning of your pet’s teeth helps prevent infections which can cause bacteria to move from the mouth to other organs of the body via the bloodstream. Removal of decayed or broken teeth helps your pet to eat more comfortably. Advanced dental care and general pet dentistry helps to preserve your pet’s teeth for good nutrition throughout his or her life.
Flea infestations not only undermine the health of pets but can also infest your home. Ticks that carry several serious diseases can be picked up in many places outdoors. Heartworms, which are transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, can cause serious illness and can even threaten your pet’s life. A variety of flea and tick prevention methods are available and heartworm prevention medications will ensure your pet avoids this serious disease.
Get Advanced Dental Care, Vaccinations, Heartworm Prevention, and Pet Nutrition from a Veterinarian on Our Team
Our veterinarians and team at Danforth Animal Hospital provide veterinary care for our patients in Edmond, OK, and nearby communities. Contact us at (405) 340-1020 for an appointment to learn how preventative medicine can help your pet stay healthy and happy.