smiling dog in bandana; pet care essentials

Whether you’re a seasoned pet parent or welcoming a furry friend into your home for the first time, it’s crucial to understand the essentials of pet care. Our pets rely on us for everything, from health to happiness. We can help our pets thrive by learning the basics of nutrition, veterinary care, exercise, and enrichment! 

Top 5 pet care essentials: 

Yearly trips to the vet

Our pets can tell us many things, like when they need to go outside or when they need a little treat. But they can’t always tell us how they’re feeling. That’s why yearly trips to the vet are an essential part of pet care. During your pet’s annual exam, the veterinarian will check them over, nose to tail. It’s also the best time to update vaccines, check their weight, and perform lab work to check that their internal systems are all functioning well. Check out our recent blog for more info about what to expect during your pets’ yearly vet visit

Regular dental cleanings

Your pet’s oral health can have a direct effect on their overall health! Dental disease doesn’t only lead to bad breath and swollen, painful gums. Bacteria from the mouth can also enter the bloodstream and directly impact organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. That’s why annual dental cleanings are a pet care essential for animals over three years old. 

Pine Point Animal Hospital is offering 20% off all dental procedures through the whole month of April! We expect to book up quickly, so give us a call to schedule your pet’s pre-operative exam. Want to learn more about the ins and outs of pet dental care? You can read more in our recent pet dental health blog

Year-round flea and tick preventatives

Spring is officially upon us! And it’s not just the flowers and trees springing back to life. It’s also the time of year when fleas, ticks, and mosquitos reemerge. While these pesky critters are tiny, they can cause big problems for our companion animals! Year-round preventatives protect pets from everything from uncomfortable itching to serious diseases like heartworm and Lyme disease. 

To help our clients keep their pets covered year-round, we’re running a promotion through April 30th! You’ll get rocking savings with a one-year supply of Bravecto and/or Sentinel brand products. Plus, you’ll get a free bandana with each purchase! That shakes out to:

  • $100 off when you buy 4 doses of Bravecto and 12 doses of Sentinel
  • $50 off when you buy 4 doses of Bravecto 
  • $38 off when you buy 12 doses of Sentinel

Call us between now and the end of April to learn which preventative is right for your pets! 

A healthy, well-balanced diet 

Like people, pets need access to healthy, nourishing food to live their happiest and healthiest lives! Whether you choose dehydrated foods, canned food, or kibble, make sure your choice has all the nutrients your pet needs. It’s also important to keep in mind that your pet’s dietary needs will change throughout their life. If you have a puppy or kitten, look for foods specific to their age group. Senior pets may need specific diet formulas or even prescription diets! If you have questions about the right food for your furry friend, you can always ask the Pine Point Animal Hospital team.

Frequent exercise and enrichment 

Exercise is an important part of your pet’s physical and mental well-being. For example, sniff walks are a great way for dogs to reduce stress, boost confidence, and build resilience. And remember the importance of exercise and enrichment for kitties! Cats, especially indoor cats, need daily playtime to prevent boredom and burn energy. 

April Specials At Pine Point Animal Hospital

Spring into savings this season with two specials! For the month of April, we’re offering 20% off all dental procedures and big discounts on a year’s supply of flea and tick preventatives. To take advantage of these offers, just give us a call or email


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