Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Happy
To ensure that your pet lives a long and healthy life, you must provide them not only with excellent veterinary care, but also with a great deal of loving care at home. Pets require regular exercise, a nutritional diet and proper grooming in order to be a happy and healthy companion.
At Westminster Veterinary Group, we encourage pet owners to be proactive when it comes to the health of their pets. Pay attention to your pet’s physical appearance and behavior, and contact our office if you notice anything abnormal. Keep an eye out for these common warning signs:
- Abnormal discharge from the nose, eyes, ears or other parts of the body
- Loss of appetite
- Significant weight loss or gain
- Excessive thirst
- Constipation, diarrhea or vomiting
- Abnormal behavior, such as aggressiveness or exhaustion
- Unusual lumps on the body
- Limping or difficulty standing up or lying down
We also encourage pet owners to regularly exercise their pets. We all know that humans require exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight, keep our hearts healthy and live a longer, more energetic life. Pet’s also need regular exercise to remain fit, healthy and youthful. Plus, exercising your pet consistently will get rid of their extra nervous energy, making them less likely to jump on visitors, chew the furniture or scratch up your carpet.
Entice your cat to exercise by offering toys, a scratching post or a kitty gym. Play vigorous games of fetch with your dog or take daily walks. (Walking is a healthy routine that will benefit both you and your dog.) Spending this extra time with your pet not only helps your pet remain healthy and energetic, but it serves as a great stress reliever for you!
In addition to consistent exercise, we urge pet owners to keep their pets on a healthy, well-balanced diet. Our helpful staff and doctors will assist you in planning the ideal diet for your particular pet.
We offer the following preventive medical services to help you keep your pet in tip-top shape:
- Puppy and Kitten pet care
- Senior pet care
- Oral & dental health