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Triad emergency veterinarian answers your questions

Dr. Kelley Gebhardt is a veterinarian at Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Greensboro.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pets are more than furry friends, they are members of our families. And like any other family member, you want to make sure they are healthy. Dr. Kelley Gebhardt is a veterinarian at Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Greensboro. She joins us to answer any questions you have about taking care of pets. 

5 Things Your Veterinarian Wish You Knew For Your Pet

1.    Vaccines are lifesaving-get them ASAP. Vaccines and wellness care cost much less than what it costs to treat the diseases they are preventing.

2.    Parasites (intestinal parasites, fleas, and heartworms) are a year-round threat. Remember to keep your pets on proper preventatives year-round.

3.    Pet health insurance or an emergency fund/emergency credit card is a must!

4.    Cats need vet care too (every year at minimum).

5.    Keeping pets at a healthy weight makes a HUGE difference in long-term health and longevity.