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Importance of regular checkups for your Cat/Dog

Importance of regular checkups:

One of the biggest parts of pet care is providing them with appropriate medical care. For this, it is extremely important to take your vet for routine checkups to the local Mississauga animal hospital. Here are the top reasons why regular checkup is important for your cat or dog.

Healthy lifestyle
Right from when you bring a pet at home, it is important to start caring about their nutrition and activity levels. With regular visits to the vet, you can get information on what is the right quantity of food and the right kind of food that your pet must consume at different ages. In addition, you will learn about what milestones are generally expected of your pet at various ages. All this information is extremely important to track whether your pet is developing at the right pace and thriving well. If your vet is regularly examining your cat or dog, they may be able to pinpoint issues early if they notice that your pet has health concerns.

Spot signs of common ailments quicker
Cats and dogs are great at hiding symptoms of illnesses. It is a natural survival tactic for them to prevent from being kicked out of their clan. Although you may think that your pet is at its best health, it is important to make it to their regular checkup appointment so that your vet can spot signs of illness quicker and give the necessary medication to prevent their health from worsening. It is important to get your pets examined by your vet every year and even get the necessary bloodwork and fecal examination done to eliminate the possibility of infections and illnesses advancing.

There is no doubt that regular scheduled vaccination and boosters are extremely important to ensure that your cats and dogs live a long and healthy life. During your pet’s regular checkups, your vet gets an opportunity to check if they are due for any vaccination or boosters and you will be able to get them administered on schedule.

Tackling pet issues
Many pet parents are concerned about different kinds of problems that they may be dealing with regarding their pets. If you have a dog which barks incessantly or a cat who does not eat adequately, bringing your pet to a qualified and licensed vet may help you to tackle these problems. In addition, if there are any underlying issues pertaining to certain pet behaviours, a vet is more likely to pinpoint the exact cause of behavioural problems.

For more information on how to take care of your pets or for any emergency vet services in Mississauga, contact Truscott Animal Hospital. Their team of licensed, qualified and experienced animal doctors will be happy to provide more tips and information on how to care for your pets.

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Customer Reviews

Truscott Animal Hospital

Customer Reviews

Alida Saleh September 2022

Dr. M and his team are amazing. The level of service, care and attention given to Bella has been outstanding! Bella was diagnosed with a congenital condition when she was going into get spayed. The treatment that she received has helped stabilize her condition. Dr. M took the time to explain everything and treated Bella with care and attention to detail. Kudos to an amazing team of doctors and staff 👏

Rick Takamatsu September 2022

They are very thorough but aren’t selling you unnecessary things.

Paula Barin September 2022

Dr. M and his team were very attentive and caring when we brought our cat in. Our poor cat, Finnigan, had to stay in the hospital and Dr. M called to update us on his progress each evening. After extensive tests and treatment we took our cat home. A follow up call was made the next day asking on our cat’s health. So grateful for the marvellous care, follow up and great team. I definitely recommend Truscott Animal Hospital, Dr. M and his team.

Cancer Exercise Specialist September 2022

Love the vet and staff here. Very kind and helpful. They saved my dogs life after he ate a cob of corn. Surgery went well and he’s a happy and healthy dog. I can’t say enough about how wonderful they are.

Gehad El-ghandour September 2022

Dr Medhat saved my cat from a possible surgery. I cant thank him enough for his professional and accurate diagnosis. He listened to all my concerns and was very patient . My cat thanks to him is doing well, he was also very keen to be updated with my baby's condition when he said its okay to go home .
I am really glad i went to him , it was my first visit and for sure will not be the last. I totally recommend to go to him even only for consultation. He is genius and has a great experience dealing with pets. I want to thank his friendly staff as well. Simply you can trust them with your pet.
Thank you again DrMedhat its not easy to find great doctors!

Elias Dagher September 2022


Sharmeen Mufti September 2022

We came to Truscott Animal Hospital in an emergency situation. Our cat, Mikki, was vomiting constantly and not eating and in distress. I took him to VCA to find out that the earliest he could see a vet was after 8 hours! A few google searches later, I came across Truscott Animal Hospital and they were able to see him immediately. Dr M. is very passionate about his work and it shows! He is very humble and accommodating and went out of his way for us. He saved our cat's life and I have nothing but prayers for him and his team!

Zainab H September 2022

Thank you for the accuracy of the examination and follow-up by the doctors and the team. I recommend this clinic for its cleanliness, availability of food and medicine, in addition to its credibility and adequate explanation of pet’s health condition.

My Cat Razer’ health was not improving, due to kidney failure. therefore, and after discussion with Dr. M, we decided that it was time to let him go. Three weeks ago, we passed through thus hard process with clinic professional team. The staff lit up candles for farewell Razer and to honour our grief. My son and I were extremely heartbroken.

I would like to thank all doctors and staff at Truscott Animal Hospital and especially Dr. Medhat for their care and services.

I am sincerely grateful for your service , time and support. I missed Razer so much.

Jill Ranson August 2022

The people there are very caring and always want to help. I love dr Irene . She is happy to explain things in detail and also very caring and prompt.

Sucheta Acharyya August 2022

I've been raised in Mississauga but never needed vet visits during that time. After 5 years in Illinois, USA my husband and I were visiting my mum for the week with our two dogs. The last few weeks in July were pretty hot and although both dogs were pretty hot and panting quite a bit, our St. Berdoodle was behaving differently than usual. We discovered he had a fever, and called the Truscott Animal Hospital. They were ready to take him in right away, and diagnosed his skin infection quickly. They kept him at the hospital for a few hours to treat and monitor him. We took Archie home seeming better with medication. The staff was great with him, while the Dr's were wonderful. We were still concerned about his temperature the next day, and despite it being after hours, Dr.M saw him once more to make sure he was heading in the right direction. Seems our thermometer wasn't properly calibrated, but with the extra injection Archie received his temperature came down completely. We can't thank the amazing team at Truscott Animal Hospital. We feel fortunate to have had such great care and professional treatment for our dog. We followed the sprays and medicines as suggested and had a happy, energetic dog once again. If we ever have any issues in the future, we will definitely return back here! Many thanks to the entire team.
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