As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that’s especially true in veterinary care where our patients can’t tell us when they aren’t feeling well. Without wellness exams, preventative care, and routine checkups, most pets’ health problems go undetected until they’ve had plenty of time to progress far enough to cause noticeable symptoms. At that point, a cat or dog will suffer from symptoms and treatment is more challenging (not to mention, it’s usually more costly).
For these reasons, our veterinarian at South Meadow Animal Clinic emphasizes the importance of routine wellness and preventative care for pets. With regular care, we can prevent many diseases from occurring in the first place and, for those we aren’t able to avoid completely, we’re able to detect them early and begin treatment right away.