How to keep your pets healthy and avoid the vets

When you decide that it’s time to introduce a pet into your family’s life it’s easy to get caught up in discovering all the cute little things they do. One aspect that many people overlook is the potential expense that an unexpected trip to the vets can cost. With vets’ fees rising sharply, the average single pet insurance claim now costs more than £600.*

Luckily, here in the UK we have the NHS to rely on if we fall ill or have an accident but our furry, scaly and feathered friends are not so lucky and when they need medical attention veterinary treatment can be very expensive. Accidents can happen to anyone, at anytime and having More Than pet insurance will give you peace of mind that those costly unexpected bills are taken care of.

Nobody likes seeing their pets unwell, so making sure that yours stays as healthy as possible is one very easy way to avoid going to the vet.

Here are 3 simple tips to keep your pet in tip top condition.

How to keep your pets healthy

Road Sense

Collisions with cars can cause horrible injuries to animals and a simple way to prevent them is to always keep your dog on a lead when you go onto the street or near a road. Cats are creatures of habit so only let yours out into your back garden rather than letting them out of the front door towards the traffic.

Home Check Ups

As the temperature drops at this time of year, take the time to make a regular check of your pet’s paws and pads. Winter grit and salt are two of the biggest culprits for small cuts and grazes which can easily become infected. Both cats and dogs will always try to clean their own wounds but sometimes they will only irritate them further and can result in an upsetting appointment with the vet.

How to keep your pets healthy.

A Healthy Diet

Providing your pet with a healthy balanced diet is essential for them to get all the nutrients that they need and it is the very least that any responsible owner should do. It’s nigh on impossible to monitor everything that they eat when they’re off their leads in a park or put out for the night but while they’re under your control make sure that they’re eating the right amount of wholesome food. Another way to ensure your pet is having a well balanced diet is by making the food yourself rather than buying it from stores.

Do you have any tips on how to keep your pet healthy?

*Post brought to you by More Than.

16 Comments

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16 responses to “How to keep your pets healthy and avoid the vets

  1. We have 3 pets here. and they do cost a bomb if anything goes wrong. tw kitties have recently had fleas, and it is very expensive to treat once in the carpets.

  2. No pets at the moment, which is strange as we had so many when I was a child. Great tips and advice here.

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  3. We can’t have pets because of allergies, but these are all good tips.

  4. Great tips! Vet bills are always inevitable for pet owners!

  5. You must treat them as the same as you would a child.. my dog gets regular check ups and is all up to date on her shots.

  6. Kimberly Bergeron

    Love the post! I can’t stand vet bills, So yes, avoiding the vets with some tips is a great post!

  7. I’ve seen dogs here in Canada wearing little bootees in the winter to protect their paws from the ice and salt. It looks quite surreal!

  8. Yes! This is great! We’ve got a dog and cat and keeping them healthy is definitely a priority.

  9. Shasta

    Great tips! Our pets are indoor animals, so we don’t have to worry about them out in the snow/rain.

  10. These are great tips. Especially a healthy diet. We don’t feed our pets table food.

  11. Great tips! Everyone should make keeping their pets healthy a top priority!

  12. I’m so lucky because my husband is HUGE on checking up on our pets. He’s always on the ball with that. Great tips!

  13. Great tips for pet owners. I think I am better off just raising my son for now. But eventually, I would like a dog. 🙂

  14. Good tips! I barely have pet because my mom can’t stand of having any. Thanks for the sharing.. 🙂 ~GIG
    http://www.fiarevenian.com

  15. We have a cat and we do follow the tips you mentioned. It’s really important to do the work to keep our pets healthy and happy.

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