What would pet parents do without veterinarians? Vets provide vital health care services that help dogs, cats, and other small and large animals live happy, healthy lives. DexKnows has listings for veterinarians in your area, but be sure the one you choose provides each of the following five services before you book an appointment.
This service proves common at animal clinics. Not only should your puppy or kitten receive the necessary pet vaccinations, but your adult dog or cat also needs certain shots each year and every few years, such as with rabies. Cat and dog vets also provide the health certificates you need in many states to license your animal.
Pet population remains a serious problem in this country. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, “Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats).” Unless you plan to responsibly breed your animals for show purposes, spay and neuter all of your pets. DexKnows listings for veterinarians even allow you to search by “spay and neuter.”
Again, this service proves common at animal clinics. You would not want to use animal hospitals or 24-hour animal clinics for these purposes, though, as the cost would prove prohibitive.
Certain grooming tasks you can handle yourself, but others you may need — or want — to outsource to a veterinary tech or pet groomer. A professional can help with dental care, nail clipping and anal gland expression, just to name a few.
When the time comes for you to say goodbye to a beloved animal, you will want the pet euthanasia done by a veterinarian you know and trust, one who has cared for your animal for many years. Ensure the veterinary office you choose performs this service.
No matter the animal involved or service needed, DexKnows listings for veterinarians can help. They allow you to search by both type of pet and service, as well as many other criteria.