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A wellness program is an important part of your dog’s overall health

by veterinary_clinic_traverse_city 23. March 2016 02:07

Dogs are faithful, beautiful and loving pets that are an integral part of millions of families throughout the country.   Many families regard them as another child, taking them on vacations, outings and even including them in things like Christmas cards.  Needless to say, owning a dog brings many added benefits to home life. 

But like any other member of the family, dogs do get sick, they need routine and preventative health care and look to you to provide it for them. 

“Just like going to the doctor for an annual physical or a dentist for a teeth cleaning every six months, it’s important to also bring your dog in for wellness exams on a regular basis,” says Dr. Eric Peck, owner and hospital director of Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital, a dog and pet clinic that serves Traverse City and nearby communities. 

Wellness care allows a vet to detect a health issue with your dog early on, making it easier to treat and giving your dog the best chance for recovery while also saving you money.  The old adage of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure definitely applies here. 

Wellness care can also include making sure your dog is up to date with important vaccinations for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvo, bordetella and others.   Heartworm prevention, deworming and even nail clipping are also important parts of a preventative program for your dog that will keep them happy, healthy and important parts of your family for many years to come. 

Located in Williamsburg and providing pet chemotherapy services to Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Acme, Kalkaska and nearby communities, Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital is a fully equipped regional facility serving the routine and emergency needs of pet owners since 2009.

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