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Veterinarians – Preventive Health Care or Medication Happy

3-DogTreadmill-blogHealth care is a hot topic in our country.  More and more people are taking the stance that prevention is the best measure.   For many it is not only a healthy choice but one of economics, and it is very true of the pet and veterinary industry as well.

Pet insurance is on the list of must have’s for your dog with the cost of veterinarian expenses becoming difficult for many people to absorb.  With that the attention has also turned to prevention in health care for those with pets who are looking for the best way to keep unnecessary veterinary costs down and take an active roll in the health of their pet.

Veterinary Trends

With the economy many vets are also recognizing the tread and turning their focus on helping people in areas such as pet obesity.   It is a common ailment that causes many pet health problems and can be remedied with understanding how much to feed your dog and the absolute need for exercise.

It is a great trend and one that we need to adopt for both our pets and ourselves.  But what if you feel like your vet is one that doesn’t subscribe to prevention and and instead is medication happy?

Vet Med Happy or Preventative Health Focused

Which would you describe your vet as?  If it’s medication happy it may behoove you and your pet to start asking some questions to find out which side of pet health your vet is really on.  If you find you aren’t getting answers that have anything to do with how to keep your pet healthy through exercise or nutrition and are only getting a slew of medications or prescription only diets to consider, you may want to go hunting for a new vet.

Many veterinarians are turning towards preventative medicine and recommending acupuncture, massage therapy and even treadmills as an exercise alternative for a pet with no real space to get enough movement on a daily basis.  There are vets who are are also recognizing the need for preventative based practices and are finding ways to better health for their patients and for their own pets.

It only makes sense, people are turning to preventative healthy alternatives to stay away from too many medications and procedures that could be avoided with a good diet and plenty of exercise.  Our pets are like family and people are looking for the same alternatives from their veterinarian in health care as they are for themselves.

Jt Clough, has studied, applied and taught others how to create a balanced life with calm dog training techniques through her lifetime commitment to health and fitness. Clough is also the creator of dog wellness programs and author of the 5K Training Guide | Running with Dogs and Treading for Dogs DVD,  further inspiring people to introduce playtime in life through the eyes of a dog changing unwanted behaviors to practicing a healthy lifestyle.

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