Banking on your pet’s health

By Connie Orcutt • Published: September 1st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves

In these challenging financial times, can you keep your pet in tip-top shape without throwing your budget to the dogs? Here are some tips.

Feeding your pet a healthful diet and offering plenty of exercise are important ways to help prevent obesity and associated diseases. Routine wellness exams and vaccinations will also help prevent future problems and detect current ones. Some vaccinations only need to be given every three years, so don’t overdo it.

Pet insurance or a savings account dedicated to your pet’s health can help with both routine expenses and emergency or intensive care. Tell your veterinarian in advance about your financial situation so you can discuss all pet care options.

Critter costs don’t have to break the bank. Plan ahead and keep your pet, and your finances, happy and healthy.