If your pet is sick, you must go to the vet immediately. But remember that if you take care of him properly, he won't get sick very often. We just need to adopt some healthy habits!
1. Feed your pet high quality food
If you feed your pet dry food, buy a high quality pet food and read the label carefully. If you feed them natural food, talk first with a nutritionist to be sure you are giving your pet all the nutrients that he or she needs.
A healthy diet is the key for a healthy life.
2. Take care of your pet's oral hygiene
If your dog or cat has bad breath or if they stop eating, they might have an oral problem.
Check his or her mouth often and try to brush their teeth at least once a week. That way you might be able to save yourself (and your pet) a professional dental cleaning at the vet.
3. Groom your pet regularly
Take care of your pet's hair, and take the opportunity to check if he or she has any injuries or fleas, check his or her ears and eyes, carefully tim his nails if necessary, etc.
Do this ideally once a week. Turn it into a moment of relax with lots of treats and kisses.
We tell you how to clean the teeth of your dog and the importance of brushing daily so that they don't get green or yellow, also with which tools you can brush. The dental health of your puppy, adult or old dog is critical to their overall good health.
4. Be (well) informed about pet care
Before adopting a pet, be sure you have all the information about your pet's needs and health issues. And** be sure to get what he or she needs, not more** ;)
5. Take out insurance
Pet insurances can help you save thousands of dollars if your pet gets sick, specially if they need surgery. Yes, you need to pay a quote every month (or every year), but you know that if something goes wrong, your pet will receive the vet care he or she needs.
At the end, the trick to save money at the vet is taking care of your pet every day. Accidents may happen, but if you adopt some healthy habits, your pet will be less prone to illness.