Preventive Pet Healthcare
According the American Veterinary Medical Association:
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure' certainly holds true when it comes to pet health. The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced, and early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.
Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet's overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Based on the findings, your veterinarian will provide you with recommendations for your pet's nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet's health status and risk factors."
Want to learn more? Click here for AVMA's recommendations.
Or you can check out this quick video provided by Pet Health Network, going over the importance of annual veterinary visits and preventative screening for your pet.