With the rising cost of veterinary bills, it isn’t surprising that pup parents are looking for ways to save money while simultaneously giving their fur balls the care that they deserve.
Luckily, there are ways that you can apply prevention methods to avoid health problems cropping up. Here’s how.
A fur ball who is too heavy or too light may face health problems down the line as he ages. Keep your pup at the right weight.
2. Dental hygiene.
Believe it or not, properly brushing a pup’s teeth regularly can deter infections and health issues. Twice or thrice a week is a good schedule, but daily is even better!
Make sure your pup’s coat, skin, and claws are all in good shape. Clean ears, trim fur, clip claws, and check regularly to make sure everything is healthy. This can reduce chances of infection and make a pup happier – and grooming time is a great way to bond with your fur ball!
4. Preventative care.
Prevention is always better than cure. So make sure your pup is up to date on parasite prevention and vaccinations. Yes, this may require you to spend some funds, but this care is much cheaper than having to deal with the consequences of not having preventative medication.
Spaying or neutering a pup can greatly reduce the risks of serious health problems, and also prevent accidental puppies!
5. Be cautious.
This is especially true if you have a young, curious puppy. Keep dangerous substances and foods out of reach at all times.
A fur ball who gets along well with other pups is less likely to sustain injuries from fights, so it’s important that your pup become used to hanging out with fellow canine friends. At the same time, make sure they don’t have a tendency to be too friendly and spook other pups by running up to them in excitement!
7. Be aware.
Know the vulnerabilities of your pup’s breed so that you can be prepared for what medical issues may arise in the future and find out how to prevent them.
8. Routine check-ups.
Regular veterinary examinations are non-negotiable. Every single fur ball should be sent for check-ups at least once a year to make sure everything is going well. This is also a good time for you to bring up concerns or things you’ve noticed over the past few months regarding your fur ball.
Aside from all these, you can also explore some more active ways of saving in veterinary fees, which we discussed in this article here. Hopefully, this has helped ease your wallet woes! Don’t forget to share!