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Preventative care for pets is just as important as routine care. If you would like for your pet to remain in the best of health, and you live in or around the Saint Cloud area, contact Boysen Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment with one of our vets. We have put together some information about why preventative care is important as well as the different services we offer to help your pet stay healthy.

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Why Preventative Care Is Important for Pets

Preventative care helps to stop potential medical issues from starting or developing into something worse. If you provide your dog or cat with preventative measures, your pet will be less susceptible to situations where his or her health could deteriorate. Providing preventative care can also minimize treatment should your pet happen to need medical help in the future. Preventative care keeps your pet as safe as possible, reducing the risk for medical conditions that cause discomfort and pain.

Preventative Care We Offer at Our Practice

There are several types of preventative care treatments that our vet can provide for your pet. Parasite prevention helps to eliminate flea, tick, heartworm, and other internal parasite infestations. Microchipping ensures that your pet has a better chance of being reunited with you should it become lost or stolen. Vaccinations help to stop all types of diseases and medical conditions. Dental care on a routine basis helps to prevent the possibility of gingivitis or tooth loss.

Nutritional counseling keeps your pet within the recommended target weight range for his or her size, breed, and age. Spaying or neutering your pet will protect it against cancer of the reproductive system, as well as keep your pet from reproducing. If you have your pet altered it can also prevent some poor behavioral practices such as marking territory, aggression, or trying to get outside of your home.

What Happens During an Appointment with Our Vet

When you bring your dog or cat to our practice for a checkup, our vet will take your pet's vital signs and record this information so it can be looked at during subsequent appointments. This helps us determine whether your pet is suffering from certain types of medical issues that may require treatment. Afterward, our veterinarian will inspect your pet's condition from nose to tail looking for any signs of difficulties. Afterward, we will make some recommendations pertaining to preventative care treatments to keep your pet safe and healthy. Some of these veterinary services may require another appointment.

Preventative Pet Care in Saint Cloud, MN

If you are ready to make an appointment for preventative care for your dog or cat, our vets at Boysen Animal Hospital are here to help. Call our office today at (320) 258-5400 to find out about our availability or to inquire about the many pet care services we provide.

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