The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced, and early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet's overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Based on the findings, our DVM’s will provide you with recommendations for your pet's nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet's health status and risk factors. Think of your aging pet as an aging person. Labs, x-rays and other diagnostics help your doctor proactively diagnose any abnormalities that might not have been detected otherwise. These diagnostics are significantly less expensive than treatments and procedures that may need to be performed as a result of late discovery. By making the long-term health of your pets a priority on an ongoing basis, you can avoid many medical problems and increase the well-being and longevity of your furry family members. All pets have special care instructions: Feed daily, love forever and yearly checkups. We know you have the first two covered, but when did your pet have their last checkup? If it’s been over a year, it’s time for them to come see us. Call to schedule their exam today to keep them healthy and happy at 303.469.7387.