It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the strongest Saint Bernard or the daintiest Chihuahua, accidents happen. You can’t watch your pets 24/7 to make sure that nothing bad happens to them. Unless you have one of those hidden cameras watching them. But they might be kind of creeped out by that.
Accidents can and may happen, meaning you need to be ready. Let’s go over some of the more common injuries that may befall your dog. (Yes, befall is a word. And, yes, I am using a word a day calendar now.)
One of the most common injuries that constantly keep pet owners in a stressful state is the fear your pet has eaten something it shouldn’t have. Between chocolate, onions, and grapes, there are plenty of regular foods your pet may sneak from the garbage. However, it doesn’t just stop there. Beyond food, you’ll try to keep your pet from eating any medicine or household cleaning products, which can obviously prove very dangerous. While you can try to hide everything toxic from your pet, they will try with all their might to get their hands on whatever you don’t keep in a locked safe.
Beyond the danger of toxic ingestion, physical injuries are fairly common in pets. Whether large or small, your pet is still curious and vulnerable. After all, somebody very wise (and insensitive) once said: “curiosity killed that cat.” I don’t think that guy went on to have an illustrious career writing greeting cards. However, it is true that your playful pet’s adventures can result in the occasional cut, burn or broken bone.
Pets can get injured no matter how careful you are. However, making sure you’ve got the right pet insurance can help to alleviate the anxiety that can come with being a pet owner.