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How To Save Money On Your Veterinary Bills

Before choosing to board your pet or send them to Citizen Canine’s dog daycare, making sure they’re healthy and vaccinated is a must. Pets are members of your family, and keeping them in good health should be a priority. Fortunately, doing so doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank; there are plenty of ways to save money on your veterinary bills without sacrificing your pet’s health or safety.

Consider carrying pet insurance. Depending on the type you get, your insurance may cover preventative care like check-ups and vaccinations, or may just cover major expenses like surgery. Premiums are generally inexpensive, and insurance can literally be the difference between life and death in some cases.

Things like feeding a good diet and training your pet can help save you thousands in unexpected vet bills. Training a pet to come, stay, and heel can keep them out of traffic. Crate training can help keep puppies from playing with or ingesting things they shouldn’t. Even though training is usually viewed as a way to have a well-behaved pet that’s pleasant to live with, it isn’t just for the owner– properly trained and obedient animals are safer animals.

Board your pet when you’re traveling. Many people have a friend or family member stop by to walk, feed, and water animals, but that can leave long gaps during the day when accidents may occur. If you work long hours, consider dog daycare. These ensure that your pet is given enough attention and observation to prevent accidents and curb stress-related problems.

When it comes to veterinary expenses, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Having insurance, engaging in proper preventative care, and making sure your pet is enrolled in a dog daycare or boarding facility can help shave a lot off of your veterinary bills.