Your Pet Deserves to Be Well
Just feeding your pet basic food and ensuring it has its shots is not enough to guarantee wellness. Pet wellness is blanket term that describes everything that goes into keeping the pet healthy and safe. Good food with adequate nutrition, fresh water, exercise, and social development are all part of wellness. This can be overwhelming to new pet owners or to people who haven't had pets for years. Working with our veterinarian at Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY can help you ensure that your pet is well, and not just OK.
Wellness includes nutrition, vaccinations, and even microchipping and play. Your pet, in general, loves you if you take even basic good care of it, so your pet's happiness level might not be an indicator of how well it truly is.
Part of wellness is safety. Get your pet vaccinated, and if you're taking it into snake country, put the pet through snake avoidance classes. Ensure your pet is chipped and that the chip is registered with your current contact information.
Ensure you give your pet social time and play. Don't ignore your pet, even if it's a cat that appears to prefer hiding in the closet to being with you. Even independent pets have social needs.
Pets need regular medical and dental care, just like children. That means occasionally taking your pet in for tests at an animal hospital or clinic. You'll have to administer medications as needed, too. All of this goes toward keeping your pet well.
Look for a Full-Service Animal Hospital
Pet wellness takes a lot of work. It helps to have a great vet on your side. Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, KY has an in-house lab and can get blood test results within 30 minutes. You can also get your pet chipped and find out about training for dogs, too. Contact us at (270) 443-8835 to arrange to see our vet. Please contact us with any questions you have about keeping your pet healthy and happy. There's a lot to learn when you first get a cat or dog!