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Protect Your Pet's Healthy with Preventative Veterinary Care

veterinarian with dog in Reisterstown, MD

At TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital, we believe that the best way to keep your pet healthy is through preventing disease and injury before they happen. That is why our veterinarian, Dr. Mitchell Lucas, prefers a preventative approach to healthcare for your pet. When you visit our Reisterstown veterinary clinic, we will provide you with recommendations for ways you can prevent illness and keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.

Preventative Veterinary Care Starts at Home

Preventative care for your pet starts at your home. Before you visit our veterinary hospital, make sure you are doing all you can to keep your pet healthy. Remove hazards, like poisonous foods or dangerous chemicals, from your pet's reach. Provide healthy food and plenty of water, and work exercise into your daily routine, whether that is playtime with your cat or a long walk with your dog.

Proper grooming at home can also be part of keeping your pets healthy. We recommend brushing your pet's teeth and keeping ears clean, at a minimum. If your pet has a long coat, we also recommend keeping the coat brushed to avoid matting.

Preventative Care at Our Veterinary Hospital

Next, we recommend a preventative approach to pet care at our veterinary hospital. Not only do we recommend and give several vaccines, including some that are not yet required by law, but we also recommend and prescribe parasite prevention. Keeping your pet free from ticks, fleas and mosquitoes will help prevent a long list of illnesses, including some that can be fatal. Finally, bringing your pet in for wellness checks, including oral health checks, and the occasional dental cleaning, can do wonders for long-term health.

How well are you handling preventative care for your pet? At TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help. Gladly serving pets and their owners in Reisterstown and the surrounding communities, TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital will help you keep your pet healthy with a focus on preventative care. Call 410-833-1717 for an appointment today.