preventative care fort washington veterinary hospital

Preventative Care

There are many things you can do for your pet’s preventative care and it’s important that you do them all. Keeping your pet healthy overall will greatly increase the length of their life, catch diseases early enough to treat them and prevent future illnesses or decrease the severity of them, and cost you less in the long run. Veterinary bills can be expensive. Maintaining proper care of your pet and bringing them in for the recommended visits will mean lower vet costs in general because we can detect and treat many diseases and illnesses before drastic measures must be taken.

You can help in preventing future unnecessary veterinary visits by:

  • Scheduling the recommended annual Wellness Exam
  • Keeping up-to-date with immunizations, especially the Rabies Vaccine, which is required by PA law
  • Administering the suggested (and prescribed) medications
  • Administering flea & tick preventatives monthly, year round
  • Administering heartworm preventatives monthly, year round
  • Feeding your pet a healthy and nutritious diet to maintain a healthy weight
  • Brushing your pet’s teeth and fur daily
  • Taking your pet on walks and giving them enough exercise
  • Regularly getting your pet groomed (how often depends on the individual animal)