Without a doubt, a veterinarian-administered vaccine series with subsequent boosters is the first line of defense against some of the most virulent illnesses a dog or cat can suffer. Pets also need to receive regular deworming, twice yearly in most circumstances. Spaying and neutering EARLY is also a fundamental prohibitive measure against many canine and feline cancers. Regular dental care is also critical to maintain the life and health of your pet. Periodontal disease is about more than just tooth decay and gum loss. Left untreated, it leads to heart disease, kidney failure, overall poor health, and a shortened life span.
We can’t stress enough the importance of regular veterinary care for your pets. Once, even twice yearly in some cases, your dog or cat needs to be examined by a veterinarian, and if lab work is recommended, have it done. Veterinarians cam provide excellent products for deworming, flea and tick treatment, and heartworm preventative. Use them.
We’ve compiled information about some of the more common infectious canine diseases that Appalachian pet owners contend with. Follow the links below for more details.