Money tips for caring pet owners: Bottom Line

Bottom Line
“Even if you feed your pet the best food, provide the best preventive care and are alert to any problems early on, you still may end up with a sick or injured pet,” Dr. Boss said. “But you lower the odds if you are proactive about preventive healthcare and set aside some money or invest in pet insurance. That way, should the occasion arise, you can afford the technically advanced care that is available to your pet today.”

Thanks to the following people for their help with this article:
Dr. Nan Boss, Best Friends Veterinary Center, Grafton, Wis.,

Robin Brogdon, President, BluePrints Veterinary Group,

Dr. Tony Buffington, The Ohio State University and American College of Veterinary Nutrition,

Dr. Amanda Burris, Salmon Falls Veterinary Hospital, South Berwick, Maine,

Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, DABVP, AAHA executive director,

Bobbie Marie Palsa

Dr. Dean Gebroe, Culver City Animal Hospital, Culver City, Calif.,

Dr. David Highsmith, Highsmith Animal Hospital, Wilmington, N.C.,

Dr. Chris Hill, surgical specialist, American College of Veterinary Surgeons,

Dr. Meghan McGrath, Radnor Veterinary Hospital, Wayne, Pa.,

Dr. Edward Payne, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove, Ill.,

Patrick Sklenar

Sarajenie Smith, Marketing Communications Specialist, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove, Ill.,

Dr. Christina Stagner, recent graduate member of AVMA

Members of the AVMA Communications Division also contributed to this report.(This article is available as a free download from Smashwords in a number of formats compatible with e-readers.)