Colorado State University Veterinarian Offer Tips for Caring for Pet on a Budget During times of economic struggle, pet owners may be looking for ways to reduce the cost of caring for pets. But some measures that seem to reduce costs may end up being more expensive in the long term because of impacts on a pet's health.
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What do you have lying around you house that might make a great toy? There may be things you already have that will work well as a new toy instead of spending money at the pet store. As you consider the list of “frugal toys”, make sure you keep your pet safe. Any toy has the potential to become a risk if your cat is able to swallow, puncture, or chew off pieces of it.
SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY OF OWNERS WOULD DEFY EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDERS AND STAY WITH PETS Despite Ominous Predictions for 2006 Hurricane Season, Poll Shows Even Responsible Pet Owners Not Prepared For an Emergency! A survey conducted by the American Kennel Club® shows that pet owners overwhelmingly consider their four-legged companions as members of the family.
Can you spoil your cat AND save money? Yes you can. If you're like most people, you're working hard to make your money work as hard as you do, but you'd still like to enjoy the fruits of your labor. When it comes to pet care, you really can do both - but only if you know what corners to cut and how to get the most for your money.
Penlights that double as lug wrenches, the latest buffalo meat and chocolate cream pie diet book - ever wonder why all these questionable items are grouped together in the checkout lane? The answer is pretty simple: all of them fall under the heading “impulse purchasing” - things we buy on impulse, without taking the time to consider their usefulness.
What does it cost to own a dog? Do you know the one time costs vs. the annual costs of dog ownership? While the benefits of pet ownership far outweigh the costs, every responsible dog owner knows that along with love and companionship comes financial responsibility. An online survey of more than 1,000 visitors to www.
Can you spoil your dog AND save money? Yes you can. If you're like most people, you're working hard to make your money work as hard as you do, but you'd still like to enjoy the fruits of your labor. When it comes to dog care, you really can do both - but only if you know what corners to cut and how to get the most for your money.
Is my Dog Too Old for Pet Insurance? Can I Insure My Senior Dog? Senior dogs are very special companions. Unfortunately, as dogs' age, they have more health problems and require more care that can be expensive. Many owners of senior dogs are interested in pet insurance but can be difficult to provide them with pet insurance coverage.
There are over thirteen companies currently in North America insuring pets. Each company offers slightly different coverage's, has slightly different exclusions and premiums. There are some basic facts that most pet owners don't know about pet insurance and should know. Here is our list based on our research: 5 Things You Didn't' Know About Pet Insurance Most veterinarians and staff are not familiar at all about pet insurance companies and their policies.
When you are Shopping for Pet Insurance - What is the Deductible? When shopping for pet insurance you might see the term “deductible.” It could be mentioned in the policy documents, or perhaps it is one of the options that you need to pick when signing up. What is it? What does it mean for your pet (and your wallet)?
Few of us are spared the financial doldrums from time to time - less still given the economic commotion we've recently endured. But not to fear: Plenty of veterinarians are willing to help. We know it's tough out there and we're prepared to help. 5 Ways Veterinarians Can Help When You are Cash Strapped.
Is what you know about pet health insurance true? Maybe not! Even though pet insurance is growing and become more and more popular, plenty of pet parents still have some misconceptions about what pet insurance can do and how it works. Here are the facts: Pet health insurance doesn't get in the way of your relationship with your pet's veterinarian; it removes a financial barrier that's already there .
Do indoor only cats need insurance? Clients often ask whether their cat (who “never goes outside”) really needs pet insurance. Today we will address that question. Outdoor cats are more likely than indoor-only cats to be injured and exposed to a variety of possible toxins, bite wounds and infectious agents.
What are Preexisting Conditions in Pet Insurance Policies? Many pet insurance policies discuss the coverage of pre-existing conditions. First, let's define what is a preexisting condition? A pre-existing condition is defined as a condition that first occurred or showed clinical signs or symptoms before your pet's coverage started.
Is what you know about pet health insurance true? Maybe not! Even though pet insurance is growing and become more and more popular, plenty of cat parents still have some misconceptions about what pet insurance can do and how it works. Here are the facts: Pet health insurance doesn't get in the way of your relationship with your cat's veterinarian; it removes a financial barrier that's already there.
You may know the financial benefits and peace of mind that having pet insurance brings, but your veterinarian may not know as much about it if they have not had many clients with it. After working with several clients with pet insurance plans (with any of the providers), and learning that there is really very little to do on the veterinarian's side, having pet insurance actually simplifies your veterinarian's job and gives you a boost to his or her “A+ Client List.
Is Pet Health Insurance Right for Your Cat? Consider this scenario - It's a cat owner's worst nightmare: Your cherished kitty is suffering in pain and you're faced with the agonizing choice of facing huge veterinary bills you can't afford or putting your cat to sleep. Fortunately, more pet owners are learning that reasonably priced pet health insurance is readily available in the United States.
When shopping for pet insurance you might see the terms “co-insurance” or “co-pay.” (These are sometimes spelled “coinsurance” or “copay” but mean the same thing.) What is this, and what does it mean for your pet’s healthcare? In short, the co-pay is the portion of the pet insurance claim that you are responsible for paying once the deductible is met.
Is there such a thing as a pet insurance policy that only covers cancer? One question that pet lovers have asked while researching pet insurance is whether any policies out there cover just cancer, one of the most common diseases to affect dogs and cats. Are there any cancer-only pet insurance policies?
Does pet insurance cover cancer? Cancer is a common disease in dogs and cats. It is responsible for about half the deaths of pets over the age of 10, and the risk of developing cancer increases as pets age. Before purchasing pet insurance many owners want to know whether the company's policies offer benefits if their cat or dog is diagnosed with this disease.
Pet insurance is growing in popularity as owners learn about the benefits of what having coverage for their pet can mean. Pet insurance can help pet owners pay for costly pet care when their pet becomes ill, is injured or even for wellness visits such as vaccinations. 13 reasons to have pet insurance?