Friday, October 15, 2010

Caring for a dog when it matters most

Even when a dog's overall health seems to be fine, it still pays to notice the smaller things, such as a drooping ear, a suspicious-looking spot on the dog's coat, limping, and changes in overall body weight and coat. If those changes are dealt with shortly, then it is likely that the expense of bringing a dog to the vet shouldn't amount to hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.

Case in point was when my sister noticed one of the ears on her dog, Chloe, was drooping. There didn't seem to be an obvious reason such as redness or swelling or the like. So my sister took Chloe to the vet for a more thorough observation. She didn't mention what the problem was, but did manage to save money by having her dog checked out sooner rather than later. And yes, it was a pain to take the dog to the vet. Hut it all paid off, as the dog received medicine and the vet's directions had to be followed. And my sister likely saved money on the ensuing bills.

The moral of this is that paying attention to a dog's physical health will ultimately save his or her life. A seemingly innocent change in hearing, seeing, or walking needs to be checked out because it could worsen over time and become very expensive to deal with it in the near future.


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  2. I agree! Just by paying attention to details as observing your dog's behavior and paying attention to his or her physical wellbeing makes all the difference in the world.