Five Ways to Protect Your Pet

| September 9, 2022

Our pets are a part of our families. You provide your pet with healthy food, love and affection, exercise, and a handful of toys. And because they are family, you may worry about how you can protect them so that they can live long and happy lives.  

Here is a list of five practical ways you can protect your pet in celebration of National Pet Health Insurance Month.  

Keep your Pet Healthy

A balanced diet and regular exercise will go a long way when it comes to improving your pet’s overall health.  Make sure you’re feeding your pet a nutritious diet that’s a combination of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Take regular walks with your pet or play with them indoors to help improve blood flow, appetite, digestion and to help them sleep better. Pets see exercise as playtime, and an opportunity to bond with other animals and humans. 

Watch Out for False Experts

Thanks to social media and the internet, anyone and everyone is an expert at everything. We all seek advice from others who have pets – whether we personally know them or not – but the best thing to do when seeking advice for your pet is to consult with a proven expert.  

Maintain Good Grooming Habits

Good grooming habits include clipping nails, bathing, brushing and dental care. Dental care is often overlooked when it comes to our pets, but poor dental hygiene can lead to health problems including tooth loss, abscesses and even heart, kidney, and liver complications from bacteria-laced tooth infections. Try to make grooming a weekly event and use treats to make the process more enjoyable. 

Schedule Yearly Vet Visits

Checkups and immunizations are important to keep your pet healthy and to prevent illness. Pets sometimes wait until they’re really sick before showing any signs of illness, so watch for anything out of the ordinary and take them to the vet if symptoms worsen – it’s much easier to treat in the early stages before it’s too late. 

Enroll in Pet Insurance

Pet insurance allows you to make sure your pets receive the medical care they deserve, without jeopardizing your family’s savings. With Toronto Humane Society’s Pet Health Insurance, you can rest easy knowing up to 80% of your pet’s bill will be covered in case of accident or illness. It’s a simple, effective way to take the financial stress away during those tough times. Click here to get a free quote today.