Keep Your Pets Healthy in an Unhealthy Economy
Pet owners across the country are facing difficult choices and concerns about how to pay for and prioritize their pets’ care and wellness. Many are cutting back on veterinary visits and preventive pet care due to financial struggles and concerns – and that’s of great concern for your pet’s current and future health.
As part of the Help Your Pet, Get to the Vet Campaign by Advantage® Topical Solution from Bayer Animal Health, below are some tips and advice to take care of your pets—and save money.
- Prevention is the best medicine: Nearly all veterinarians agree that preventive pet care is the best way to keep pets healthy. Keep up with proactive preventive care on the essentials like parasite control, dental care and vaccinations. Scaling back on a monthly flea and tick treatment and prevention could easily become a major financial burden of hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars.
Download the dog and cat wellness checklist to prepare for your next veterinary visit.
- Don’t skip exams: Pet owners and veterinarians make great team players – keep routine veterinary visits on the books so that you have the opportunity to share any concerns with your veterinarian, ask questions and flag any potential symptoms early on. Veterinarians can often identify potential symptoms of larger problems before they become full-blown health issues.
- Get a daily dose of quality time: That “special bonding time” with your cat or dog provides the love and nurturing that your pet needs. And according to research studies, the benefits of pet ownership and quality bonding are mutually beneficial – showing signs of affection reduces stress and has a multitude of positive effects on people as well as pets.
Download a full list of tips.