The cost of veterinary care is not a joke. Health care for pets is just as expensive as that of human health care. When you get a dog, you are literally adding a new member in the family because besides food, water and shelter; dogs could also put a massive hole in your pocket through emergency trips to the vet and surgeries that could cost an arm and a leg.
We understand that during these tough economic times, pet care is among the areas that people are looking to save. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to keep your trips to the vet at a minimum. These solutions may not entirely solve your problems but it’s going to be really worth it in the long run.
In this article, we rounded up seven ways to reduce your dog’s trips to the vet, and therefore save yourself thousands of dollars in the process that you could otherwise invest on other things. By following these tips, you could be saving yourself from having to make the tough choice between saving your dog or your bank account in the future.
There’s a host of physical and psychological problems that can be prevented by proper exercise. Dogs that get daily exercise is less prone to physical problems such as obesity and diabetes, and mental problem such as anxiety, depression and destructive behavior.
If time constraint or bad weather hinders you from taking your dog out for a walk, there are indoor exercises that you can do together!
Continue onto the next page to see more of the ways to reduce trips to the vet: