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April 15, 2016

[VIDEO] How To Reduce Veterinary Costs

We often think of Veterinary Offices as a place we go to get our pets healthy. But instead, I’ve learned to think of the Vet’s Office as a place I go to keep my pups healthy. There’s no guarantees against injury and illness, but there’s certainly a guarantee you’ll spend more time
We often think of Veterinary Offices as a place we go to get our pets healthy. But instead, I’ve learned to think of the Vet’s Office as a place I go to keep my pups healthy.There’s no guarantees against injury and illness, but there’s certainly a guarantee you’ll spend more time (and money) at the vet’s office if you only think about your pet’s health when there’s a problem.It’s not quite as simple as “an apple a day,” but there’s plenty we can do to keep trips to the vet away.https://youtu.be/ywVir-sOCaE

Comments for [VIDEO] How To Reduce Veterinary Costs

  1. that’s timing LOL I was so happy yesterday as we could leave the er… and boy was I glad for having a health insurance for Easy… :o)

  2. Emmadog says:

    You are so right. Prevention is the best medicine and less expensive too. It is a learning curve, first for dogs in general then for the particular breed, but once you have it down, it does reduce vet visits and increase the healthiness of a pup!

  3. Kismet says:

    Less Vet, more Emily on the blog, please.

  4. coastingnz says:

    running circles around the bench like a lunatic BECAUSE we don’t have to go to the vet Will – gezz do we have to tell you everything……. lol There is a saying Happy Wife, Happy Life, we need a mantra for the pups Happy Dog Happy wallet or something.

  5. Pet Insurance is a huge help too!

  6. Sue says:

    Will, What tool were you using in the video for the pedicure?

  7. stephumina says:

    Will, have you tried adding fish oils to their diet for preventing ear infections? They have antiinflammatory properties that improve the overall quality of the skin. They’re also benificial for early prevention for joint disease in big dogs.

    One of the biggests costs I find owners facing these days and subsequently one of the biggest causes for decreased quality of life in older patients is arthritis. I always encourage owners of middle age dogs to start feeding joint supplements before signs of arthritis set in so that we can prolong the time until we actually have to start treating with drugs that have potentially nasty side effects on your pups liver and kidneys.

    Some Vaccines these days dont require a booster for 2-3 years, but I still highly recommend you bringing your pets in for annual health checks and if they’re over seven they should really be having checks twice a year because age can sneak up quite quickly on our furry friends. If you have an old cat – always ask your vet to check fluffy-meowingtons blood pressure because renal disease is really common in cats and results in high blood pressure and one of the nasty side effects of high blood pressure in cats is sudden onset blindness.

    Another really helpful thing is routine blood tests for animals over 5. Its really really valuable as a clinician that when something goes wrong with your pet that I have a picture of what their bloodwork was like when they were healthy because every animal is different and its also a great screening tool for disease.

    Also – if your animal is having any surgical procedure I highly highly recommend you opt for the optional fluid therapy during the procedure, especially if your animal is older. Its about an extra $100 but it supports an animals kidneys when they are under anaesthetics and protects them from injury from the drugs used. It also helps your animals clear the drugs from their system quicker which means they can come home to you much quicker!

    And for the skeptics who think vets are just trying to make an extra buck out of them –
    Thats ridiculous because I’m a student and I dont have a salary!!

  8. Be careful diving for treasures, kids. You might end up at the vet for a fish in your ear!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  9. Oh wow was THIS ever PRICELESS!! Beyond VALUABLE!! Couldn’t agree more! We were just at the Vet Friday with Cody (found something on Cody’s neck that the Vet thinks is probably nothing, but we wanted to err on the side of caution)…still keeping our paws crossed that it is nothing! I am a firm believer in “Wellness” visits…and not waiting for something to escalate! ALL of your tips were just SUPERB!!!! Wish I could share this but I can’t 🙁 (I know you understand!!)

  10. excellent advice!!! Great video.

  11. Excellent post. We make sure our dogs have annual exams and sometimes need to go more often, especially with senior dogs.

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