Practice early detection healthcare for yourself and for your animal companions

WebMD has a nice concise description of the benefits of early detection. The same criteria applies to both people and animals:

Early disease detection is the use of:

  • Screening tests to find health problems before symptoms appear.
  • Diagnostic tests, medical exams, and self-exams to find a disease or other health problem early in its course.

Why should you think about early disease detection?

Often, the earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more likely it is that it can be cured or successfully managed. Managing a disease, especially early in its course, may lower its impact on your life or prevent or delay serious complications.

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