Preventative Care for Dogs
The proactive approach to canine veterinary care
Preventative care keeps disease and illness from striking in the first place. Frequent exams at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center help dogs by preventing, diagnosing and treating disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin. The earlier treatment starts, the more effective it is. This keeps your dog from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Preventive Health Measures for Dogs Offered at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center
Routine veterinary exams: Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center’s comprehensive annual exams evaluate temperature, skin and coat health, ear health, hearing acuity, lung and chest health, general internal health, oral hygiene, eye health and visual responsiveness.
Vaccinations: Vaccinations and booster shots are a highly effective way to prevent many common diseases and infections affecting dogs like distemper, rabies and parvo.
Dental care: Our pets’ mouths can harbor all kinds of infection and disease if teeth are not cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Dental disease can even spread to the major organs and cause serious health complications. Keep pets safe with annual teeth cleanings that maintain and improve dental health.
Parasite prevention: Preventing and eradicating parasites is simple when you administer parasite prevention medication to all pets in your home regularly.
Nutrition: Your pet’s food should support all of their bodily processes, bolster their immune system and ensure normal development. Your Bear Valley veterinarian can help you select the right food for your pet so you can make sure they get all the nutrients they need.
Behavior: Changes in mood or behavior are often symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Identifying these shifts helps us identify and treat their root cause.
Exercise: Regular workouts keep dogs in good shape by supporting musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health.
Preventative care becomes even more significant once dogs become seniors. As pets get older, they become prone to many age-related diseases that are increasingly difficult to diagnose and treat. This is because it gets harder to distinguish between the natural aging process and underlying health concerns. Your Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center veterinarian should see your aging dog twice a year so we can establish a baseline for your pet’s health and locate health issues before they’ve developed very far.