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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Pet Health Tips

Pet Health Tips and Dental and Routine Care

If you’re like most pet owners, you want your pet to live a long and very healthy life. Our team at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, serving Maple Ridge, BC, and Mission, BC, is here to help you achieve this goal.

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Routine Care Appointments Can Be Important

Pet wellness exams can be important for ensuring that your pet is in good health. It can help address any concerns and detect any potentially fatal illnesses. It is recommended that most pets receive a yearly appointment but some may need routine care more often.

Take Advantage of Recommended Vaccinations

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect your pet from many illnesses and diseases. A veterinarian on our veterinary team will recommend the best vaccinations for your pet and its lifestyle.

Don’t Forget Routine Dental Care

Poor dental health can lead to trouble for your four-legged friend. In addition to the pain it can create, the bacteria in plaque can get into your pet’s bloodstream and damage vital organs. Routine dental care at home can help, as can annual professional cleanings.

Exercise Is Good for Pets Too

Exercise should be a part of your pet’s life. It helps him maintain a healthy weight and prevent issues like diabetes. As obesity can hurt your pet’s health, keeping him active can be a great way to keep him around longer.

Spay or Neuter When Your Pet Is Old Enough

Many pets find themselves in an animal shelter every year. It’s a very sad fact, but there is a solution. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can prevent unwanted litters, reduce the number of pets in shelters. Additionally, it can expand your pet’s lifespan, as the process decreases the likelihood of developing certain types of cancer.

Parasite Prevention Is Important

Fleas are more than a nuisance. They can be dangerous. You can keep them at bay through year-round prevention. Talk it over with a veterinarian on our veterinary team to help ensure you provide your pet with the best parasite prevention for their needs.

Follow Proper Diet and Medication Guidelines

Human food is not meant for pet consumption, and neither is human medication. It can be important that you feed your pet food that is meant for his digestive systems. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can recommend the best food for your pet’s nutritional needs and weight.

Get Routine Care and Pet Dental Care from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

Let our veterinary team at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, serving Maple Ridge, BC, and Mission, BC, help your pet achieve optimal health. Call us at (604) 286-0160 to schedule your appointment today.