Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
Doggy daycare is one of those services that people think is an "extra" to their pet's overall health and well-being. However, there are many benefits to having your dog participate in this activity while you're away at work or vacation!
Did you know that almost 80 percent of cats and dogs have some kind of periodontal disease? Even more startling than four out of five companion animals have periodontal disease is that many develop prior to reaching the age of three. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) began this effort in hopes of increasing awareness of the value of regular dental hygiene in the home and yearly check-ups and cleanings with a vet.
Can you imagine never taking your children to their doctor for a physical or wellness visit? You likely would not go years without visiting the physician for a checkup, either. Unfortunately, many pet owners only schedule a veterinary visit when their cat or dog needs immediate treatment for a sickness or sudden injury.