Five More Years
Twin Valley Veterinary Health Services
Lifelong Health for your Lifelong Friend
Giving you more quality time with your furry friend is our purpose.
It’s why we open our doors each morning.
If you want more quality time with your friend let’s discuss what we can do to give the gift of Five More Years!!
1 Spaying Neutering and Microchips
Spaying and neutering is one of the best way to protect your friend’s lifelong health. Health risks including life threatening infections, cancers, unwanted pregnancies, and being hit by cars can be avoided by spaying or neutering. Microchips are important. Dogs with Microchips are twice as likely to be found if they are lost, and cats with microchips are reunited with their owners 15 times more often! 41% of lost cats are indoor cats!
2 Exams and Vaccines
Regular exams and vaccines are vitally important. Exams often reveal health concerns to be addressed before they become problems. Every pet should be seen at least once a year until 6 years old, then every 6 months after. Vaccines protect your friend from many horrible diseases through his or her life.
3 Superior Nutrition
Few things affect the lifelong health of your furry friend like what he or she eats throughout life. Quality ingredients and better food mean better health and longer life. It is important that you trust the pet food company that you buy from, and what they put in each bag of food. The only pet food on the shelf that contains the same ingredients week after week is Hill’s Science Diet. For these reasons we proudly recommend Hill’s Science Diet pet food.
4 Parasite Control
Internal parasites are an epidemic affecting as many as 20% of dogs and even more cats. Some of these parasites even pose a threat to humans. Because of this, we at least recommend deworming every 6 months and up to 4 times per year in farm pets. To protect your furry friend, your family and your yard Twin Valley supports that recommendation 100%
5 Regular Dental Cleaning
The most common pet disease is dental disease. As many as 40% of pets have some dental disease by 4 years old! Lifelong health depends a great deal on the health of the teeth and gums. Dental disease can lead to kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease and is linked to uncontrolled diabetes! Protect the lifelong health of your friend, protect his or her teeth.
The AVMA recommends dogs and cats have a dental by 5 years old, and yearly dentals after 5. Dogs less than 20 pounds have the most dental disease, and need a dental by 2-3 years old and yearly dentals after 5.
6 Anesthetic Precautions
Anesthesia is a wonderful blessing, but is not without risk. The risk is decreased by taking precautions. As these drugs are metabolized in the liver and kidneys, blood work is important before anesthesia. I.V. fluid therapy during anesthesia keeps the blood pressure at a safe level and gives access for emergency drugs if they are needed. We can cut corners on cost, but we are not willing to cut corners on safety.
7 Weight Control
Obesity in our pets in an epidemic. 80% of the animals that come through our doors are overweight. Obesity results in arthritis, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and premature death. Obesity is mainly due to over feeding; dog food, treats, and human food! Over weight pets die on average 4 years earlier!!! Dogs and cats at an optimal weight simply live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
8 Wellness Blood Work
Regular wellness blood work is the best way to detect diseases early, often before they have caused major problems. Early detection allows for early treatment. As many as 10% of “healthy” pets have a least one unexpected blood work abnormality. The AVMA recommends yearly wellness blood work, especially after 6 years old.
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