Veterinary care can become expensive. Albuquerque Vetco prides itself on being the lowest cost, highest-quality veterinary clinic in Albuquerque. But no matter what, sometimes costs can sneak up on you. The best way to prevent high vet bills is to practice good preventative veterinary care. Often the money you spend preventing something is a drop in the bucket compared to what you spend if you have to treat something.
The best overall preventative veterinary tip is to get their annual exam. This is a quick exam where the vet looks at your pet and their overall health. If they see anything that might be a concern, they will bring it up. This is a great way to find out if your pet is overweight, or having dental issues, as well as making sure they don’t have any concerning lumps or bumps.
This is one of the most common preventable diseases in dogs. Not only does dental disease affect their teeth and gums, it can affect many other systems in their body and cause an overall health crisis.
Routine care such as brushing your pet’s teeth can make a big difference in their dental health. For issues bigger than a toothbrush can handle, Albuquerque Vetco can perform dental cleanings and deciduous tooth removal.
Flea and Tick
Fleas and ticks are terrors and it is really easy for your pet to get them and it can be a nightmare to get rid of them. Fleas and ticks also spread Lyme disease and can cause allergic dermatitis. Instead of getting rid of them, just give them a simple monthly Frontline Flea and Tick treatment. This will keep your pet healthy and keep your house flea free.
Internal parasites are not just gross but they can make your pet really sick. Doing annual fecal exams and monthly Heartgard treatment will help you stay on top of most parasite issues. Heartworm is one that is very serious because it is extremely difficult to treat and extremely expensive.
Most infectious disease is easily prevented with annual vaccinations. Vetco likes to make it easy to get your annual vaccinations by offering daily walk-in shot clinics and low-cost vaccinations. Some infectious disease is treatable at a considerable cost. But some are not treatable, only preventable. This is one prevention you definitely do not want to skip out on.
This is not something most of us think about. But reproductive organ disease is fatal and very preventable. Spay and neuters do not just help control the animal population, it also helps prevent reproductive organ disease. Your animal is healthier after being altered. Bring them into Vetco for low-cost spay and neuter.