Posts in Category: Pet Emergencies & First Aid
When a pet first comes home, there’s a lot to do to ensure their safety. Not unlike baby-proofing, creating a safe environment is paramount for a four-legged friend that ceaselessly explores with their nose and mouth.
As time goes by and a pet matures there will be less anxiety about what they may be exposed to. After all, they’ve likely proved they can be trusted in the kitchen or in the garage. But all it takes is one chance encounter with a toxin to bring about a life-threatening poisoning. That’s why Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month remains a major highlight of the year.
According to a 2017 article in Canine Journal, the #1 reason reason pet owners buy pet insurance is that they, “Want to make decisions about my pet’s health care without worrying about whether or not I could afford the procedure.”
With the average annual cost of veterinary care topping $1800, planning ahead for your pet’s veterinary care makes solid sense. Yet, only 2% of American pets are covered in the U.S. – compared to over 50% of pets in Europe. So why the disparity?
Your team at Goldorado Animal Hospital believes that overall awareness of the benefits of pet insurance may be a primary reason why so few pets are covered; meaning we want to make sure that, when it comes to pet insurance, you have the resources to make an informed decision.
That gagging sound you hear in the hall or the odd way your pet is suddenly holding their paw…there are times in a pet owner’s life when the unexpected occurs. Even when we do our best to protect them, our animal friends still have a way of getting into trouble.
Unfortunately, almost all pets will experience some type of pet emergency at some point in their lives. There are false alarms, however, like the time you went overboard when your pet had that single bout of diarrhea. The problem is how to stay alert and proactive while also remaining calm and informed. That’s why the team at Goldorado Animal Hospital wants to help take the mystery out of pet emergencies.