Friday, August 22, 2014

Preventative Veterinary Care Can Save You Money and Your Pet's Life

We just heard an alarming statistic... over the past seven years, the percentage of pets that are overweight or obese has increased up to 52% of all dog and 58% for cats according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.  This obesity boom has added to the increase in serious medical conditions such as; diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, thyroid disease, kidney disease, and even dental disease.  How can are pets be getting more ill, or are they?  It is believed  a major factor of the increase in these health conditions could be pet owners putting off preventive or early intervention care. 

Since 2001 vet visits have dropped  (21% for dogs and 30% for cats) according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.  However, emergency visits have been on the rise, which leads you to believe that pet owners are waiting until their pets are really sick before going to the vet.  This especially true during the difficult economic times.   

Pet owners are some of the most caring people in the world, but many factors go into the level of care they are willing to give  their pets. Cost remains the number one factor and as result, many pet owners may wait until there is a crises before taking action.  This can result in a poor prognosis for your pet as early diagnoses often results in better treatment outcomes, as well as less costs overall.  It is important to realize that preventive care can actually save money and help your pet live a happier and healthier life. For example building  up your pet's immune system with supplements such as Amazing Omegas and Power Probiotics for Pets can help with infections, allergies/skin problems, and even kidney and heart disease.   Using Amazing Arthrosoothe for an active dog BEFORE arthritis sets in will save you thousands in XRAYS and further treatments, as well as help reduce your pet's discomfort.  Using gentle kidney support such as Renelix  for senior cats will help support their kidneys before a kitty goes into renal failure.  

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Getting regular veterinary laboratory testing is also key.  While blood and urine testing can expensive, it is well worth the upfront expense.  Catching a disease early means that you can treat it sooner. Sometimes, pet owners may delay taking their pet to the veterinarian and instead choose to look for information on forums on the internet.  There is just no substitute for scientific information, so if you notice that your pet is acting differently or suspect something may be wrong, don't delay.  Finding out early could save your pet's life and save you money in the long run.