Tips for Caring Pet Owners
By Julie Ciaramella
Published by the American Veterinary Medical Association
Copyright 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association
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Table of Contents
First Things First
A Penny Now or a Pound Later?
Doing the Right Thing
A Hard Pill to Swallow?
Sophisticated Healthcare Costs More
A Simple Solution Is Sometimes Cheaper
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Everyone is trying to save money these days,
including pet owners. But in an effort to cut back on costs, you may
hear advice that could end up compromising your pet’s health.
Regardless of what you read, providing
your pet with regular preventive care is the key to a healthy
and long life for your
pet. And an investment in preventive healthcare can reduce your
long-term pet healthcare costs. How? Preventive care does just what
its name suggests – it can prevent
diseases that can put your pet’s life in jeopardy and be costly to
treat. Regular exams also often catch budding health issues that can
become bigger problems if left untreated, saving you hundreds – or
even thousands – of dollars as a result and possibly even saving
the life of your pet.