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The vet is the first person we run to when our pets show the slightest signs of being sick. But, have you ever wondered if vets do the same? Well, logic would tell us that their pets are capable of getting just as sick as anybody else's pet and also that vets just have the advantage of attending to them 24x7. However, here’s the thing – vets don’t need to worry about their pets getting sick as often as our pets do. This is because vets believe in prevention over cure. They know what to do before things get bad and that’s something all pet owners can try to imbibe and put into practice.So, here are a few tips on what vets would do to keep their pets in tip-top shape.Exercise and Nutrition
Vets love their pets just as much as you do. But, the difference is that vets don’t define love as giving your little friend whatever he/she wants. They understand the value of health and how important diet and exercise are with regard to their pet’s overall well-being. So, you should probably follow the same approach. Making sure that your pet consumes a well-balanced diet and gets enough exercise will help you prevent obesity and its associated complications. A well-thought out diet can also make sure your pet doesn’t eat anything that can lead to an allergy. According to Katie Grzyb, an Emergency Clinician and DVM at the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group in New York, most pet foods in the market today are advanced enough to offer complete health benefits. So, do your research and feed your pet like a professional vet would.Oral Care
Veterinarians understand the various benefits of oral care. They’ve studied it and know what can happen if oral care is poor. In fact, they’ve seen it up close. That’s why a veterinarian can be very stern when it comes to their pet’s oral health. Ignoring your pet’s oral health can result in the formation of dental conditions such as gingivitis, tartar, abscesses, jawbone infection, and tooth loss etc. Preventive oral care is the ideal way to go if you need your pet to be fully healthy. Plus, it helps you gain some peace of mind as well. So, ask your vet about what needs to be done and follow the instructions. Generally, you will be required to clean your pet’s teeth at home regularly and bring him/her in for visits once in 6 months.Grooming
This is one area that most pet owners tend to ignore because they think grooming for animals is superficial. However, the exact opposite is quite true. Pets need grooming and you’ll never find a vet avoiding it in the case of their own pets. Vets pay attention to everything from cutting the pet’s nails to brushing ir coats on a regular basis. So, it would be wise for you to take your vet’s advice and do the same for your pet.