By Dr. Gary Borgman
In a perfect world we would all fare better if we could somehow greatly reduce or totally prevent the preventable diseases and conditions of both mankind and our pets. Of course that is not the case. Veterinarians devote a lot of their time and efforts in the daily practice of preventative medicine, through one on one education to pet owners. There is no shortage of educational materials in the press, on the internet, in books, and of course word of mouth. After 42 years of practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in Florida, we still see too many cases of preventable maladies so we’ll list and discuss some of the more common preventable conditions seen.
The veterinarians and staff of Kissimmee Animal Hospital (Tel 407-846-3912) and Poinciana Pet Clinic (Tel 407-518-0880) are available to answer your questions about preventable conditions of our dogs and cats. We are here to help and to serve.