Veterinarians treat the injuries and illnesses of pets and other animals with a variety of medical equipment, including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines. They provide treatment for animals that is similar to the services a physician provides to treat humans.
When you move to a new area and register with a new doctor, remember to
- Register you pets with a local vet.
- Registration usually involves an initial checkup which is often free of charge
Pets should have booster injections every year to avoid diseases such as
- Viral hepatitis
- 24 hour emergency treatment
- Collection and delivery
- X-ray facilities
- Home visits
- Dietary advice
- Dental care
Most vets’ surgeries can help a pet regardless of how exotic a breed it may be and can give advice on correct diet, living conditions and exercise.
- Pets should have regular check-ups.
- Wash pets’ dishes separately from your own and rinse with boiling water.
- Always wash your hands after handling any animal. Make sure children understand this.
- Seek advice from a vet about vaccinating your pet against disease.
- Learn some basic first aid to deal with bites and scratches.