Every year thousands of pets die from diseases such as Parvovirus and Distemper which can easily be prevented by a vaccine and let’s not forget Rabies which kills almost without exception.
Heartworm disease causes permanent damage to the heart:
Preventatives can save your dog or cat from the devastating effects of Heartworm disease. Congestive heart failure, pulmonary clots with concurrent damage to the lungs, liver enlargement, weight loss and eventual death are all the results of untreated Heartworm disease.
By the time many problems are visible through decreased activity or other behavior changes your pet may be very sick. They can’t tell you that they don’t feel well but blood work can speak for them.
Blood work can catch changes in body systems early in the disease process before major damage has been done. The earlier we treat a disease such as diabetes or kidney failure, the better the chance to extend the quality and length of your pet’s life.
Obedience Training Saves Lives:
Having a good “down” on your dog can save them from becoming a “Hit by Car” statistic.
Well behaved pets receive better medical care because we can examine them more closely.
Good manners make rehoming a pet much easier should the need ever arise.
Dogs that bite put themselves and others at risk of injury and death.
Make sure you are ready for the responsibilities of pet ownership before you dive in. Do your homework and choose a pet based on how well they fit your lifestyle, not on looks or what your friends have.