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Happy National Pet Month, Gresham! 

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The Gresham Animal Hospital Team Offers Top-Notch Care For Your Pet 

Gresham locals, are you seeking out top-notch care for your furry family members? The team at Gresham Animal Hospital has been providing loving care to local pets for over 75 years! We’re eager to give your pet the top-notch care they deserve too, so don’t hesitate to visit Gresham Animal Hospital when your pet needs professional and reliable veterinary services in Gresham. 

Happy National Pet Month, Gresham Locals! 

Every May, our country celebrates national pet month. This month marks an opportunity to show how much you appreciate the presence of your faithful pet – be they furred, feathered, or finned! An estimated 80 million homes in the United States house a pet family member – and many families admit to having more than one pet!  

Pets undoubtedly enrich our lives with their presence. They also rely on us completely to take care of them – to give them walks, feed them properly, and to play with them. Remember not to take your family pets for granted this National Pet Month. 

When Was The Last Time Your Pet Saw The Vet? 

Much like people need to have regular check-ups with their doctors, your pet needs to see their vet every so often so your vet can monitor their health. When was the last time your pet saw a vet? Do you know how often your cat, dog, or other pet needs to see a vet? Here’s an easy guide! 

Puppies And Kittens 

When your puppy or kitten is very young, they’ll need to see a vet every 3 to 4 weeks – at least until they’re 16 weeks old. This is a time when they receive important vaccines to keep them healthy! 

Adult Cats And Dogs 

Cats And Dogs aged 1 year to 7 or 10 years (depending on pet type and breed) will need to see the veterinarian once a year. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss any potential issues with you. Yearly vet check-ups are also when your veterinarian will check for heartworms, etc. 

Senior Cats And Dogs 

If your dog or cat is 7-10 years or older, they’re considered a senior pet. Much like people as we age, senior pets are more prone to health issues. That’s why it’s important for senior pets to see the veterinarian not just once a year, but twice a year. 

Check With Your Vet If You’re Unsure 

If you have another type of pet or want to know the best veterinarian check-up schedule for your pet, just check in with your vet! They’ll let you know when you should bring your pet in for a veterinarian check-up! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.