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Why should I bring my pet in for regular veterinary visits when he/she is healthy?

When you consider the cost of prevention versus the cost of treating a disease or condition, you’ll find that treatment is often far more expensive. For example, parvovirus treatment can frequently cost 10 times more than a single parvovirus vaccination. When you keep your pet up-to-date on preventive care, you’ll know that your pet won’t have to suffer from a condition that could have been prevented or treated.

Pets are also great at hiding signs of illness.  Every veterinarian out there has far too many stories of pets that did not receive regular preventive health care, and then came in later in life with an illness that could easily have been prevented or managed if caught early.  The earlier a problem is detected, the better our chances of being able to successfully treat and manage your pet’s condition.