All Things Pets

Check Out All The Services Your Vet's Office Offers

by Dean Oliver

Making sure that your pet is well cared for is important. That is why you need to make sure that you have a good vet so that you can keep your pet healthy and happy. But, keeping them happy and healthy is about more than just their physical health. That's why you should see if your vet offers more services to help take care of your pet. What are some of the services that you should check into?


Grooming services can cover all kinds of things, and some vet offices will groom your animal for you. The groomer at your vet's office may not do all the specific show cuts on show dogs, but they can do things like basic cuts to keep your pet looking neat and keep their fur from matting. The groomer can also trim your pet's nails to keep them from hurting themselves or you. The groomer can also help to express impacted anal glands, which can be a smelly job, but your pet may need to have it done. 


Just like you, your pet needs to have a healthy mouth. That will help them keep their teeth clean, fight off infections, and get proper nutrition. Your vet offices may offer dental services. Those services can include taking the plaque off your pet's teeth. One reason to have that done at your vet's office is that they can sedate your pet safely to get it done. Your dog or cat probably won't understand that the person holding their mouth open and scraping their teeth is doing it to help them feel better, so sedating them will help keep your pet more comfortable during the procedure.

Dental services can also help smaller animals. For example, rodents like guinea pigs, rabbits, and rats have teeth that never stop growing. Usually the teeth get worn down by chewing and gnawing. However, that isn't always the way it happens. Sometimes teeth can grow in misaligned and don't get ground down properly. Your vet's office can trim or grind down the teeth so that your pet can easily eat again and feel much better. 

You want to have your pet with you as long as possible. That means that you need to make sure that you are taking them to the vet regularly. You should also check into other services that your vet's office offer you to help keep your pet healthy and happy for as long as possible. Contact a veterinary service near you to learn more.