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October Is a Great Time to Get a Pet Wellness Exam in Raleigh

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October is the AVMA’s National Pet Wellness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you can do for your pet’s wellness. Scheduling a pet wellness exam in Raleigh at Capital Blvd Animal Hospital is a major part, but here are some other key tips for keeping your pet as healthy as possible.

 

Feed Them a Good Diet

The foundation of good health is good nutrition. Make sure your pet is eating food formulated for their breed and age group and check the label to see if it meets the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials). This lets you know that the food in question will meet your pet’s nutritional needs. Avoid giving your pet table scraps or too many treats, as both of those can lead to extra pounds and poor health.

Provide Lots of Exercise

Activity is good for your pet’s physical and mental health. Give them regular attention that involves some type of play, especially with indoor-only animals that get fewer chances for stimulation or exercise, to help them maintain a healthy weight and stay in good health.

Stay Up to Date on Shots

Vaccines are a crucial part of your pet’s health. Not only do they protect your pet against potentially life-threatening diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, and feline panleukopenia, but they also protect you and your family against certain diseases, like Rabies or Lyme disease, that your pet can spread to you. 

Schedule Regular Pet Wellness Exams in Raleigh

Regular exams, at least once a year, are an important part of your pet’s health care. These exams allow us to catch problems early and gauge your pet’s development and overall health. If it’s been a while since your pet’s last wellness exam in Raleigh, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

 

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