It is estimated that there are 69.9 million dogs and 74.1 million cats in households all across the United States, and most of us consider them a true member of our families. According to the American Pet Products Association, 42% of dogs even share a bed with a human family member!
While a sudden illness or injury may prompt a quick visit to the veterinarian, many pet owners don't know when their pet is suffering from a chronic illness. Our pets can't schedule their own veterinary visit, and they can't tell us that they don't feel well. Developing a good relationship with a family veterinarian is vitally important for the health and well being of your pet. The best veterinarians want to develop a true partnership with you and your family, will listen to the most minute details about your pet, and will become your best resource in keeping your pet healthy and happy.