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Posted on 12-18-2017

Cutting Pet Care Costs: What Your San Jose Veterinarian Wants You to Know

            

When you visit your San Jose veterinarian, you will always receive outstanding care and attention for your pet's needs. At bloom Plaza Animal Hospital, we also know that pricing can be a concern. That's why we've put together some helpful tips to give you some guidance on how to keep your costs low while still ensuring your pet remains healthy. If you have any questions or concerns about costs, please feel free to give our team a call.

Regular Checkups Matter

The best way to keep your pet's costs under control is to keep them healthy. The sooner we notice a concern and treat it, the less costly and invasive your pet's treatments will be. We recommend coming in at least one time a year for a physical and to discuss any of your pet's needs.

Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Spaying and neutering a pet helps to keep them healthy. In fact, you can reduce the risk of some of the most common forms of devastating health conditions including uterine, ovarian, and testicular cancers. Additionally, this process helps your pet to be less likely to roam or to fight with other animals. Talk to us about the benefits of spaying or neutering your animal.

Keep Teeth Clean

We're happy to teach you how to brush your pet's teeth. By doing this several times a week or daily, you can reduce the need for costly and life-threatening dental procedures. You will find that brushing your pet's teeth does not have to be challenging, but doing it consistently can help keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy.

Use Pest Prevention

We often recommend the use of preventative care for fleas, ticks, and other pests. Treating these conditions is costly (especially because you may need to treat the entire home). However, our preventative treatments can help to minimize the need for any type of treatment while also keeping your pet healthy and happy. Talk to your veterinarian about the options for prevention of fleas and ticks.

Consider Pet Insurance

Many of our pet families benefit from pet insurance. This is a type of health insurance bought just for your pet that works much like the insurance that you may be using yourself. It can help you save money in the long term.

Other Tips for Pet Health

Keep these tips in mind to keep your animal healthy:

  • Help your pet maintain a healthy weight.
  • Provide your pet with high-quality food, following the guidelines set by the American Association of Feed Control Officials.
  • Keep your pet's coat and nails groomed to avoid infections and inflammation.
  • Be sure your pet's environment is safe and clean.

Schedule a Veterinarian Visit in San Jose Today

We encourage you to come in for a consultation and pet exam. Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital is committed to providing your pet with exceptional care and attention to their needs. Routine medical visits are the best way to do that. Please call your San Jose veterinarian now to schedule an appointment at 408-972-2000.

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