2018 is here and we want to make this the healthiest year of your pet’s life! In fact, we think these tips will help you have a wonderful new year as well, while also building the bond between you and your pet. As much as we love seeing you at UrgentVet, we want this to be the year that you focus on preventive care for your companions. If you need us, we’ll be here when your pet cannot wait to feel better. We proudly have two locations in Belmont, NC and Fort Mill, SC!

Be ready for an emergency.

Yes, it’s good to be prepared. We never want to expect something bad to happen, but it’s great to be prepared when it does. UrgentVet has locations in Belmont, NC and Fort Mill, SC – Open Mon – Fri: 3PM – 11PM, Sat – Sun: 10AM – 8PM, and 12PM – 8PM ON ALL HOLIDAYS! Have questions, contact us today! Be sure to keep our contact information on file.

Focus on preventive care this year.

Veterinary visits are down, and preventive illnesses are up. Those two are clearly associated. Your pet ages about seven times faster than you do. If your dog goes one year without seeing us for a preventive care exam, that’s the equivalent of you not seeing your doctor at all for seven years. Don’t wait until your pet is exhibiting signs of illness before you decide to visit our office. If you catch problems early through regular preventive exams (twice a year is best), not only will your pet likely have a better outcome, but you’ll probably save money, too.

Get more exercise, and be sure to include your pet!

Want to strengthen the bond between you and your pet? Spend more time together. It will benefit you both and bring you closer, we promise! Why is this important? More than half of dogs and 60 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Just like humans, animals that carry around excess weight are at increased risk of developing many different health problems, like arthritis, diabetes, and more. Walk your dog regularly. Play with your cat using laser pointers and other toys. The more your pet moves, the more you’ll move, and the healthier you both will be.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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