NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!
Welcome to 2015 we hope it will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for us all!
As usual many of us will be making and breaking New Year’s resolutions. Over the last year we have discussed all sorts of issues, so it’s time to recap and make some simple changes that are easy to put into place and will help make 2015 a good year for you and your pet!
We all feel the pinch after the December and January spending frenzy and the last thing you want is to have a pet emergency. So why not try adding your pet’s expenses into your general budget. There are several easy and relatively inexpensive ways you can do this.
1) Start a Pet fund – whether you throw your R2 coins into an old tin or jar in the kitchen or open a pet savings account, a few Rands a month stashed away will soon add up and can pay for those booster vaccines , flea treatments or could be a down payment on an unexpected surgery.
2) Pet Insurance – more and more pet owners are investing in pet insurance. There are now three reliable companies each with many different options from emergencies only to comprehensive cover, so you are sure to find something to suit your wallet.
Lose weight – this is probably one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make but what about your pet? Is he/she carrying too much weight? Many of the illnesses we deal with are a result from obesity, so get with the program by trying to change your pets diet and improve its longevity!
Walk – diet and exercise go hand in hand, so come on you dog owners out there! No more excuses- your dog needs to walk every day if possible , even if it is 15 minutes around the block! Don’t forget it will do you good too! And don’t forget a poo bag or two
We have talked all about what to do if you lose your pet but why risk it and don’t waste any more time - get your pet micro chipped!
GET A CHECK UP
Our pets also need the once over every now and again particularly as they begin to age. There are certain problems that may not be obvious such as gum disease, the beginning of kidney malfunction and arthritis but cause your pet distress.
YOUR VET IS THERE TO HELP AND OUR STAFF ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS!