Dental hygiene is an important factor in your dog’s overall health and wellness. Maintaining dental hygiene will prevent problems like plaque and tartar build up, which can lead to gingivitis as well as other health problems.
Many pet parents have heard the term “heartworm” before, but may not know what it is, how pets get it, and why testing and preventative care is important.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease that affects pets. It is also potentially fatal if left untreated. In infected pets, heartworms live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and arteries and can cause severe heart failure, lung disease, and other problems with organs in the body. Heartworms are easy to detect and easy to prevent, but difficult to cure.
Regular visits to your vet are an essential part of keeping your pet healthy.
A wellness exam is a routine exam performed on a healthy pet. This may also be referred to as a “check-up.”