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4 Questions to Ask Your Calgary Veterinarian About Your Pets

When taking your pets to your Calgary veterinarian, you should always come prepared. If you don’t, you can miss out on some vital information that can further keep your pets healthy. This is what you should be asking your vet:

4 Important Questions To Ask Your Calgary About Your Pet

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1. Is That [Insert Odd Behavior Here] Normal?

There shouldn’t be an assumption that if your pet is doing something abnormal that it is a case of “pets being pets”.  If you suspect that your pet is suffering or going through some odd behaviour, then it is important to acknowledge that when you’re with your vet. Keep a list of all the things they’ve done that seems out of place and explain it to your Calgary vet when you see them. They might clue you into what could be happening and prevent the situation from getting worse when your pet is having a vet wellness exam

2. Is My Pet At A Healthy Weight?

Pets are like people: if they overeat and do a little exercise, they gain weight. A recent study in Canada has shown that the average weight of cats is higher than before. It highlights a growing concern that pets are getting overweight, with pet owners unsure about what is an appropriate weight for their pet. Determining your pet’s weight is important to know firsthand. That is why you should always ask your Calgary vet if your pet is at a healthy weight. If not, you and your vet can work out a plan to get your pet down to a healthy weight.

3. Is The Food I Am Feeding My Pet Good Enough? 

What you feed your pet is essential for their health (and their weight), so you should ask if what you are feeding your pet is hurting them or helping them. It can very confusing about what works for your pet or not in terms of a diet, so take the time out to ask your vet about what food can help your pet.

4. Is My Pet Up To Date on Shots?

Pets are just like people: they are going to need to get individual shots to keep them healthy. When you take your pet to your Calgary animal hospital, make sure that you ask them if your pets are up to date with their shots. You will be surprised at how often this doesn’t happen, leaving people wondering what happened when their pets get sick. Stay up to date and give your pets the shot they need. 

We know how much you love your pets, and how far you will go to keep them healthy and safe. Here at Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we are proud to be providing Calgary with high-quality care and veterinary services to all animals; great and small. We are here, when you’re little ones need us. Contact us today on  403-277-9111 to request an appointment.

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