We all know that pets should see the veterinarian when they are sick, but did you know that pets should be seen on at least an annual basis? Routine physical exams, vaccinations, and parasite screenings are an integral part of keeping your pet in the best health possible.
Dental care is an often-overlooked aspect of preventive care. As pets age, tartar can begin to accumulate on their teeth, necessitating professional cleaning.
At Ringgold Animal Hospital, we offer dietary and behavioral counseling as part of our preventive care visits. Diet is an important part of your pet's well being, for obvious reasons, and behavioral issues are one of the most common reasons pets are surrendered to shelters.
Should your pet ever get lost, a microchip is a valuable way to permanently identify them, and can allow the finder to reunite you with your wayward friend. Many shelters across the country routinely scan all inbound pets for the presence of a microchip, and most veterinary clinics have scanners on hand as well.
Dr. Gerard Clarke
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
6999 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Ph: (706) 937-7387