OK, I admit that’s not quite as catchy as “accidents happen.” And the many focus groups I tested the title with seem to agree. But I’m not some professional writer, am I? Well, I am, but that’s not the point. The point is that pet insurance is important because illness can be common amongst all pets.
Most illnesses with pets are curable, especially if you catch it early. Some of the most common illnesses found with pets are ear and bladder infections, intestinal issues, and even dental diseases.
The scary thing about diseases in your pets is how unexpected it can be. You can have your pets in impeccable shape, with daily walks and vitamins, and the symptoms can still pop up with no forewarning.
The key to catching something wrong with your pet before it gets worse is knowing what signs to look for and when to know it’s time to go to the vet. Some of the signs are pretty obvious, such as (gross word warning) excessive vomiting or diarrhea.
However, not all signs are quite as visible. Or graphic. Keeping tabs on your pet’s food intake can be a sign that something is off. If you can’t keep an eye on your pet to see how much it’s eating at all times, you’re a bad pet parent and should have your dog or cat taken away from you immediately.
OK, I’m kidding. Just check on the bowl every once in awhile.
Keeping tabs on your pet’s energy levels can be another sign that something is off. If you notice your dog doesn’t feel like walking, or your cat doesn’t want to bunt or play with as much enthusiasm as usual, it may be time for a trip to the vet.
While you never want any of these symptoms to pop up, being alert can help you and your pet down the road. And, with pet insurance, you won’t have to worry as much about building costs if you need to pop in for a quick checkup.