It is essential for you as a responsible pet owner to not only pay attention to how your pet is feeling on a daily basis but also to understand what steps you can take preventatively to ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your pets not only healthy but safe at all times.
Your Pet Health Matching Account (PHMA®) is always there for you to help you prepare to pay for any expected or unexpected medical needs for your pets, but here are some simple and important preventative measures you can take to be a more responsible pet owner and avoid unnecessary vet visits and costs:
15 Helpful Healthy Hints For You And Your Pets
Vaccinations are essential to safeguard your pet from harmful diseases such as rabies, distemper, parvo, and canine hepatitis. It is your responsibility to ensure that you stay committed to keeping your pet on the vaccination schedule that your vet recommends.
All dogs and cats benefit from frequent brushings, nail trimmings and ear cleanings. When cleaning your pets’ ears, consider using an ear cleaning solution approved by your veterinarian such as a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water with a damp cloth and your finger (but never use cotton swabs or Q-tips since they can damage your dog’s ears).Bathing is also a key factor in keeping your pets healthy and free of potentially harmful invaders. How often you bathe a pet depends mostly on their current state of health. Healthy dogs and cats may only need a bath twice a month. Other pets will require more frequent bathing and potentially, based on their health, with a medicated shampoo to treat irritated or infected skin. Consult with your veterinarian to help you make the most informed decisions for your pets’ hygiene.
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