Preventative care is focusing on measures that keep your pet from developing disease before it becomes irreversible. This involves regular visits to your veterinarian who can look closely at your pet and see signs of impending problems. Oftentimes, we can find disease processes before you are aware of them and before they are well-established, making your pet more comfortable, extending their life, and saving your pocketbook from expensive treatments.
Some examples of preventative care include diagnosing dental disease, finding abdominal tumors, making sure your pet is not carrying around excess weight, and many other things that can sneak up and cause problems. At The Stock Doc we strongly believe that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”