Dogs and cats are brought to the veterinarian for many reasons beyond the need to have booster vaccinations and annual wellness examinations. The pet may have a fever, not be eating well, or is losing weight. Perhaps the owner thinks the pet is not as active as usual or is in pain.
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Our pets are special members of our families and communities. As we take steps to protect and care for ourselves and loved ones during this time, let’s not forget our pets.
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A vaccine is a preparation of either killed or altered microorganisms that is administered into the body. The vaccine stimulates the immune system to learn how to fight the microorganism so that if the microorganism is encountered in the future, the dog will either not get sick or will have less severe illness.
A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
The human/animal bond is a connection we as humans are blessed to be able to enjoy. It is a stewardship responsibility bestowed on us by our Creator. Our pets, animal companions, bring us many blessings.