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The Importance of Wellness Exams

Wednesday, February 14 2018

candace lyman

Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – to detect a problem in its earliest stages.

Early detection can save your pet from needless suffering.  Our pets are very good at hiding their problems from their owners.  In the wild remember that a visibly sick animal is more likely to be attacked by a predator. 

Early detection can also provide owners and their pets with more treatment options and potentially higher rates of success in managing the problem. 

Dental Care for Horses

Thursday, February 1 2018

vets looking at a horse's teeth

According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, proper dental care is key for your horse. Your veterinarian can learn a lot about an animal’s health by examining its mouth.

Beyond the comfort and good health of your horse, there are other benefits to proper dental care.

Feed will be consumed more efficiently with less spillage or waste if your horse’s teeth are in good working order. Proper diet may help your horse perform better and live longer.

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