Importance of Vet Care

If you own a pet, you want them to live a long and healthy life. One thing you can do for them is to take them to see a veterinarian regularly. That's why the team at Oakdale Animal Hospital in Brandon, MS is here to provide top-notch veterinary care for all of your furry friends.

Importance of Vet Care

What Is Veterinary Care?

Veterinary care includes everything from preventive care and routine vaccinations to emergency services and treatment of chronic conditions. Pets should start early in life when they're puppies or kittens to get used to going to the vet. This will make it easier on them and you as they get older.

Why Is Veterinary Care Important?

Regular visits to a veterinarian can help to prevent health problems before they start. Regular check-ups and vaccinations can help to keep your pet healthy and avoid diseases that could be expensive to treat. Early detection is key when it comes to treating health problems in pets. Many conditions can be treated successfully if they're caught early. If they're left untreated, they could progress and become more serious or even life-threatening. For example, senior pets are more susceptible to developing cancer. But if it's caught early, there's a good chance that treatment will be successful.

Third, regular vet visits can help to build a relationship between you and your veterinarian. They'll get to know you and your pet, which can make it easier to spot problems early on. And if your pet does need treatment for a health problem, you'll already have a trusted partner in your veterinarian who can help you through it.

Establish A Baseline For Your Pet's Health

Routine visits to the vet ensure your pet stays on track with overall health and preventative screenings. For example, if your dog is generally healthy but starts to experience sudden weight loss, it could be a sign of something serious like diabetes. But if a veterinarian already knows your dog's normal weight, they can catch this change early and start treatment right away. The same goes for changes in appetite, energy levels, bathroom habits, and more. These could all be signs of a health problem, but our veterinarian will be able to tell if they're abnormal for your pet.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Brandon, MS

If you're due for a check-up or your pet is showing any signs of illness, don't hesitate to make an appointment at our animal hospital. We'll provide the comprehensive care your pet needs to stay happy and healthy for years to come. Call Oakdale Animal Hospital today at (601) 829-9949 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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OUR HOURS

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-10:00 am

Boarding Pick-up & Drop-off Only

Sunday:

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Boarding Only


Please Note: Clinic hours may vary on holidays.

Due to limited staffing, we will no longer be seeing patients on Saturday mornings. We well be open from 8am-10am for boarding pick up & drop off ONLY. Please contact Urgivet at (601) 790-1918 should you have an emergency with your pet. The AERC can be reached at (601) 939-8999 starting at 12pm on Saturdays for emergencies as well.