If you’ve recently become the new owner of a puppy or kitten, you may wonder where to begin with your newest family addition. There are many articles, blogs, magazines, books, and websites to browse, and it can become very overwhelming.
With expertise in emergency pet care, preventive visits, and routine procedures, Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital & Emergency is a source for pet education you can trust. With information available online, in our office, and provided by our staff, we will set you up for success with your new pet. Let’s take a look at what you should know about bringing your new family member home!
Laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle is key to a long and healthy life with your new companion. It all starts with preventive care, which checks your animal for any health conditions through an initial examination. Your veterinarian will recommend how often you bring your pet in, as well as prescribe any preventive medication, like flea and tick meds.
These processes are recommended for any new animal companion you bring into your family. Not only will it stop unnecessary breeding, but it will keep your animal from conceiving and reproducing as a family pet. This is a relatively easy and normal process that veterans perform all the time, and your vet should provide education and information on this subject when the time comes.
Many pet owners forget that their animals need dental care, too. If your pet breaks or chips a tooth, it can be just as painful as if it were you. Preventive dental care is also important to prevent plaque buildup and decay over time.
Although this may be addressed at your pet’s first visit or preventive care visits, you can get your pet microchipped at any time. Microchipping is a process in which they put a chip in between your pet’s shoulder blades, so if they ever get out they can be traced back to their owner. The veterinarian enters the owner’s information into a database that can be accessed by veterinarians across the country.
We understand how important it is for you to have your pet around long-term, so we can work with clients to provide nutritional counseling for pets that may be overweight. Carrying around extra fat can lead to additional health problems for your pet, so following a proper diet is key to avoiding additional health issues. It can even be helpful for senior dogs, who have their own special needs.
Whether you become the owner of a senior pet or you have had to invest in further care for your geriatric animal, older dogs and cats require a specific type of care. With more frequent visits than younger, healthier dogs, senior pets require time and patience that not every veterinarian clinic offers.
When you have questions about your pet, reach out to our professionals at Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital & Emergency. Even though we provide emergency pet services, we also offer preventive care, consultations, and diagnostic testing at our location. For 19 years, our clinic has been serving clients and pets in the areas of Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Chatsworth, and other nearby areas of Ventura County.
Our veterinary practice is based on providing comprehensive care for our four-legged friends. So we offer hospital and emergency care, as well as routine appointments in one convenient setting. We hope to never see your fur-baby in our animal hospital for an emergency, but if we do, you can rest assured they will be well-taken care of by our professionals who love animal companions as much as you do!
If you have additional questions about preventive care or the services offered at our location, give us a call at (805) 306-0633. We look forward to speaking with you about becoming a client and exploring your pet’s needs further. We can set up a convenient appointment for you today!