How Preventive Care for Pets Pays Off

Reproductive System Diseases ($260.69 vs. $531.98): Animals who retain the ability to reproduce are vulnerable to diseases of their reproductive systems, including pyometra (an infection of the uterus) and cancers of the reproductive system. The recommended age to spay or neuter is currently under debate, but the overall health (and population control) benefits of altering remain undeniable.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg: Pet owners can save hundreds — even thousands — of dollars on veterinary costs by following their veterinarian’s advice on preventive care. And many veterinarians are starting to offer preventive and wellness care programs that ease the financial burden for pet owners.

The benefits of preventive care are more than monetary. Veterinary professionals want to help you prevent disease while boosting your pet’s lifespan and quality of life. While treating pet health problems is what your vet is here for, your veterinarian — and your insurance company — would prefer to help you head off your pet’s illness at the pass.

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