Veterinary pediatrics used to look like this :
We would see the puppy or kitten for the first time typically for their second vaccination.
Then we’d see them again around 6 months for spaying and neutering.
And then, we’d see them around a year of age for their booster shots.
In between ? Nothing…
What can happen during these periods ? Basically, everything…
So I’d suggest to move… to something like this.
It is borrowed from the recommendations that were given by the authors of the pediatric growth curves.
This monitoring is a great way to prevent overweight and obesity conditions – and also to ensure that, during this critical pediatric period, key health messages are shared efficiently.
No doubt that this is definitely needed !
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