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Rod of Asclepius and US Dollar SignOwning a pet can be a fun and life changing experience. But accidents happen, and your pet can get sick or hurt any time. Remember, prevention is the best money saver.

  • Annual veterinary exams can catch illnesses early on and can save you time and money.

  • Preventive treatment such as heartworm prevention, flea and tick control, and dental cleanings can prevent more serious medical conditions.

  • Regularly monitoring your pet at home can help as well. If you notice any new lumps/bumps, bad breath, ear/eye discharge or redness, or any change in eating or drinking habits, bring your pet in for an exam, these clues might be a sign of a more serious illness.

Accidents can also be costly. Pet health insurance should be considered to avoid any surprise costs and can help take some pressure off the bill. Insurance companies are now covering wellness visits, and even elderly pets with previous medical conditions.

To find out more about the best insurance for your pet, or for any questions, feel free to give us a call.

Dr. Alia Habhab ("Dr. Alia") has been working at Animal House of Chicago since July 2013. A graduate of Ross University Veterinary School, she finished her clinical year at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2013. Dr. Alia has a special interest in exotic animal medicine.