Why You Should Take Your Healthy Pet To The Vet

animal-1280571__180It’s back-to-school time, which often means wellness exams for kids to be sure they’re up to date on vaccinations or are approved to join a school sports team. We teach our kids that annual wellness exams are important to monitor their health, but we too often forget that the same is true for our pets.

When it comes to maintaining the optimal health of your pet, one of the greatest tools is an annual assessment of their well-being and early detection of any problems before they become critical.

Our pets can’t tell us if something isn’t right, but there may be subtle clues such as changes in activity, food or water consumption, or overall energy. Your vet is trained to thoroughly exam your pet for the earliest signs of disease, as well as take cues from any lifestyle changes you mention.

If any problems are detected, your vet can make specific recommendations to resolve or at least stabilize a problem before it becomes a larger health issue. Just as with our kids — as well as us grown-ups — the key is to be proactive with preventing, or at least detecting early, diseases rather than reacting after the disease is full-blown. The time and expense of wellness exams is drastically less than that involved when an undetected medical condition is allowed to progress.

This back-to-school season is also an ideal time for wellness exams since our pets have endured a long, hot summer ripe with ticks, fleas, and heartworms. Your vet is trained to recognize even the smallest signs of parasites, and can recommend preventative products to keep your dog or cat healthy all year around.

Wellness walk-in clinics like PetWellClinic® in Knoxville and Alcoa are dedicated to helping dog and cat owners prevent their pets from getting diseases and parasites, diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries, and skin conditions, manage chronic conditions, and monitor lab work in a quick and affordable manner.

By operating convenient hours for non-surgical care, PetWellClinic® is able to offer substantially discounted prices for preventative products, vaccinations, wellness exams, and treatment of minor conditions. Think of us as a “minute clinic” for your pet—no appointment necessary, with quick in-and-out service. You can save even more time by pre-registering and pre-paying online for our walk-in clinics.

PetWellClinic® has three locations: 10549 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922; 7329 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; and 228 S. Calderwood Street, Alcoa,TN 37701. Learn more about how PetWellClinic® can exceed your expectations for affordable, top quality pet care by visiting our website at www.petwellclinic.com.

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