We all know how important it is for us as humans to make it to the doctor and / or dentist. We have scheduled routine maintenance and checksups to make sure that we catch disabling problems before they become major. We carry insurance to make sure that we can do that at a fairly affordable price. So why is it that we do not afford our loyal and adoring pets the same respect and thought?
Let's face it dog health is an important issue. We say that we love our pets and yet keeping them healthy only sees to enter our mind when the canine is ailing and showing signs of trouble. It is rare these days that we as owners take the family pooch in for some well doggy care. Most of us we fairly rigorous on getting the shots and such taken care of when the four legged bundle of energy was a pup that we barely knew and yet as an aging and loved member of the family we tend to take his or her pet health for granted.
Granted, dogs tend to be rather hardy and not be in need of too much medical attention so we tend to not think as much about it as we might with a hamster or something that might be more prone to contracting something. SO it's easy to see why pet health care may be the last thing on your mind.
However we also know that the longer something goes unchecked the more potential there is for problems and the more expensive those potential problems may tend to be. We know it with cars and car repairs. We know that the routine exams that we get as humans for our health and teeth tend to ward off more expensive problems. Face it folks if we did not take care of our teeth and did not go to the dentist regularly we would have a mouth full of expensive to fix or remove cavities.
Mans best friend really will not complain either. He or she will continue to greet you at the door with tail wagging and giving you the unconditional love that have made dogs the animal of choice for family pets for as long recorded time can be traced. You may not even know there is a problem until he or she begins to exhibit signs of issues such as uncontrolled bowl movements or urination. And what's really bizarre is that if your pet has no history of such behavior and then all of a sudden starts it we have the tendency to say "Bad Dog" and punish them or put them outside like an outcast.
Remember this is your pets way of telling you something is wrong and you need to heed those signs and get him or her to the family vet immediately and see what the problem is before it becomes expensive and / or life threatening. The pup can not say, "Hey there, I am having diarrhea from that spoiled meat that little Johnny gave me." So as a responsible owner, the pets health care is up to you.
Source by Danny Peterson