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Vets are literal lifesavers when it comes to the health and well-being of your pets. But are they being completely truthful? Although there are some things that your vet won’t tell you, he will never be unethical. It’s their duty to serve good health to your pet.What vets usually hide are the subtle information gleaned from yearly checkups. What they might disapprove of and where you could put in more effort in the care of your pet. Here are a few things that your vet keeps hidden from you to prevent hurting your feelings.
- Your Pet Isn’t Just ‘Big-boned!’
40% of pets are overweight and half of that could be avoided with proper diet and exercise. Obesity can cause many health problems from heart disease to diabetes. Your vet wishes that you would watch out for whether your pet is overweight and not just ‘big-boned’, or, ‘fluffy.’
- Consider A One-On-One Talk With Your Vet Before Adopting A New Pet
Vets are available for consultations and they are only happy to answer any and all of your questions. When you decide to adopt a new pet, you’re taking on a whole new responsibility that you might not really be ready for. Your vet (as they are also a big part of your new pet’s life), wishes that you would speak with them to find out exactly what it is you’re getting into.
- No Hidden Symptoms
Pets can’t talk so you have to be their advocate. No small symptom is unimportant. Your vets need to know the exact symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. Your vet wishes that you would take note of unusual behavior and report it accordingly on your next visit.
- Neutering Pets Are Better For Their Overall Well-being
When you spay cats within the first 6 months of their lives, you’re decreasing her chances of breast cancer by 92%. Your vet wishes that you would take this step in your pet’s health.
- Brush Their Teeth
Periodontal problems are hard to diagnose and treat. Most dental problems can be avoided with proper dental care. Your vet wishes that you wouldn’t skip your pets’ regular teeth cleaning. Skipping a cleaning puts them at risk for bacteria buildup. The bacteria can easily travel to the bloodstream and cause infections.
- Prepare Them For The Vet
Just like children, your pets can also be a little restless or squeamish at the thought of going to the doctor and car rides aren’t going to help that. Prepare your pet by calming her by exercising her. Try taking her on a walk or playing with her to relax and tire her out a little.
- Call For Medical Advice
That’s what they’re there for. Don’t hesitate to call your vet to know the best treatments, exercise regimes, diets, and other important pet decisions. Include your vet in all the major decisions that you make for your pet.