Your Dogs Vet Visits Are Necessary
Ten reasons your puppy needs to visit a vet.
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Heartworm disease is a significant problem in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. Heartworms are transmitted to your dog by the bite of an infected mosquito, and are, therefore, more prevalent in warmer climates. Left untreated, heartworms can be fatal. Fortunately, heartworm disease is completely preventable. There are old-fashioned daily preventives, as well as many newer once-a-month oral preventives, which also prevent hookworm, roundworm (and possibly whipworm) infections. These medications are prescribed according to the dogs weight. Your veterinarian will instruct you how to accommodate for your puppys growth. Once their weight stabilizes, dogs in affected areas should receive this once-a-month preventive for the rest of its life.
Show those Pearly Whites
Dental care is an ongoing issue in a dog's life. Although dogs are less prone to tartar buildup than humans, they're not immune to it. To minimize gingivitis, receding gums, abscesses, tooth loss and nasty doggy breath, start a regular program of dental care as soon as possible. This not only includes good quality chew toys and a proper diet, but regular brushing of the teeth. Your veterinarian can also advise you on the best types of toothbrushes, toothpastes (you must use special doggy toothpaste; human toothpaste is inappropriate), and chew toys. As your dog gets older, he will most likely need professional tooth cleaning.
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