Thank you for visiting the Ask the Vet website. I hope it and the column enhance the care you provide your pets.

This information is intended to supplement what your veterinarian tells you. I can’t diagnose your pet’s problem or recommend treatment. Only your veterinarian can do that. If your pet seems ill, make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible.

It’s important to see your veterinarian regularly, even when your pet isn’t sick. Wellness exams help you and your vet prevent disease and, if a problem does occur, to identify it early, while treatment is relatively easy and inexpensive. The single most important thing you can do to help your pet remain healthy is to maintain a close relationship with your veterinarian.

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