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Cheryl Turner

Cheryl Turner

“I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, the vet that we were seeing in Mesquite was not as attentive, nor friendly enough to ask questions about our pet. We care and love our Westie as most owners do. We only want the best care for her.

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Nancy Lenox

Nancy Lenox

“The location of Pet Doctor is very convenient. It has easy access, great parking and wonderful decor. It is also one-stop shopping done with care and concern. When my brother passed away one of the staff members sent me a condolence card. It was a

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Ingrid Parnell

Ingrid Parnell

“Dr. Webb and his staff are wonderful! I totally feel like we have a relationship and that I’m not just another customer. They are compassionate about my pets, friendly - even when the office is booming with ‘patients’ and they always take to

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Juanitya V. Seitzler

Juanitya V. Seitzler

“Something strange is going on! Every time I walk out of my laundry room into the garage to retrieve something from my car, my dog, B.J., always tries to jump in the car. It is strange because the only time she gets to ride in my car is when we com

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The Vitanza Family

The Vitanza Family

“Over the past few years, I have needed the use of veterinary services more than ever due to pet illnesses and adoptions. After shopping around, I firmly chose Pet Doctor and Dr. Webb. I highly recommend them to everyone I know. Pet Doctor offers e

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Lori Arentz

Lori Arentz

“Dr. Webb and his staff are very personal. They not only know our names but our names too. Dr. Webb is very affordable and always stays up to date with things. The clinic is always clean and they make it easy for pick up and drop off. The dogs don'

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Gale Larran

Gale Larran

“I had just moved to Texas from California in February of 2007 and had taken Ginger to several different Vets before I left. After blood, stool and urine test the doctors still could not narrow down what was really wrong with her. When she had anot

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Timber and Scott Killion

Timber and Scott Killion

“Dr. Webb and his staff are truly committed to Exceptional Healthcare. Pet Doctor provides quality clinical care and compassion to their patients. We know that when our furry family members visit Dr. Webb, we can trust his knowledge and guidance. I

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Sheridan S. Jones

Sheridan S. Jones

“On each scheduled appointment I was able to get in and out and everyone knows how important that is with busy schedules. I have been very pleased with the quality care and reasonable pricing. I am very impressed with the email reminders and discou

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“Rockwall Vet Hospital Shares The Top 10 Secrets To Protect Your Pet…and Your Wallet”

One of the few unfortunate aspects of dog or cat ownership is the way that veterinary bills can quickly add up, even to the point of threatening your financial stability. There are, however, several strategies you can use to reduce the amount you will spend at the veterinary clinic. Remember to follow these tips, because they will help you enjoy a long, healthy and happy relationship with your dog or cat without breaking your bank account.

One of the first thing that you should do is research the breed that you are purchasing or getting before you actually get it. Bulldogs, for example, are extremely prone to health problems and most people will spend thousands of dollars on veterinary bills over the course of the dog’s life. You should also look into whether or not the pet has any birth defects, as inherent health problems can, often times, not be fixed and will end up being very expensive for you.

Another thing to consider is what type of food you will be feeding your dog or cat. By simply spending a little bit more on some healthier food, you may be able to improve your pet’s health in the long run. You will definitely thank yourself when it comes time to take your pet to the veterinarian, as you will only be paying for a check up, rather than expensive medication.

Your sense of smell might also be able to save you some money on your overall veterinarian expenses. Take your dog or cat to the veterinarian right away if you smell any unusual odors coming from your pet. Mysterious odors can indicate the presence of an infection in your pet’s ears, skin, gums or bladder. They definitely are something your veterinarian should check quickly, before the underlying condition gets worse and leads to higher veterinary bills.

Regular visits to the veterinary clinic are vital to your pet’s overall health. They allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become significant and possibly expensive. Having your dog or cat checked once a year is always a good idea, even if you have not noticed any problem. In the long run, this practice could save you money and possibly even save your pet’s life.

Vaccinations are also very important to your pet’s overall health, as a simple booster shot can keep your pet extremely healthy and happy. This only takes one veterinary visit per year, but it will make sure that your pet cannot catch diseases from other pets, much like how a flu shot works for human beings. Also, many people are under the assumption that older pets don’t need vaccinations, yet this is simply not the case, as older pet’s often have a suppressed immune system and rely on vaccination boosters help improve their immunity to deadly diseases.

Spaying or neutering your pet has the obvious benefit of preventing unwanted kittens or puppies, but it also is a great way to prevent many health problems, including the formation of some tumors. Spaying or neutering can also prevent injuries due to fighting and territorial behavior, once again saving you money on veterinary bills. Having your pet spayed or neutered has many health benefits and is definitely worth looking into.

Parasites are a major problem for pets, but there are preventative medications that you can give your pet for heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and it’s never more apparent than when it comes to preventing parasites in your pet for it’s not only more expensive to treat them but you or your family can also get many of them! So, you should check into preventative medications to keep you from having to worry about these horrible parasites.

In order to save money in the long run, each and every year, you should make sure that your pet undergoes routine veterinary laboratory tests, as this can help to slow down many life threatening illnesses that may be starting. Even diseases like cancer can be slowed down if they are caught early enough, which could lengthen your pet’s life considerably. Many times, simple dietary changes can lead to prolonged life if conditions are caught in the early stages.

It might be hard to believe, but gum disease and tooth decay can be major problems for pets. Dental problems can cause unnecessarily high veterinary bills because these infections can spread to the heart and other organs. Fortunately, your veterinarian can deal with this problem by cleaning your dog’s or cat’s teeth every year. If you detect any foul odor around your pet’s mouth, get the problem checked out right away because it will not improve without veterinary treatment.

You can also save money on your veterinarian bills by looking for coupons, either offline or on the Internet. Many veterinary clinics run specials at some time or another during the year. Learning about these specials can save you a lot of money. Also, stick with your veterinarian once you find a good one. Using the same vet will allow him or her to become familiar with your pet’s general health and overall condition. A thorough understanding of your pet’s condition will allow the vet to better manage and treat your pet, helping to keep your cat or dog healthy.

Your dog or cat is probably your best friend, but that does not mean that you should not try to save money whenever you can. You can save money, while still taking great care of your pet as long as you follow these great healthcare and preventative tips. throughout the year. And if you are aware of these specials, you can save a lot of money. Then, if you find yourself a good veterinarian, stick with him or her because this can definitely help to keep your pet healthy since they become more familiar with your pet’s overall health and condition and can manage and treat them with a thorough understanding of their history.

Pick up the phone and call 972-772-7777 and schedule your appointment today!

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