Pet specialist Bob Martin says you can save up to 68% off vet prescription charges by buying from its new online pharmacy, www.bobmartinvetcare.co.uk. Medicines can cost upwards of £1,000 a year for a dog suffering from a heart condition. So rather than getting your medicine from your vet, you simply upload your pet’s prescription to the website which is then validated by a qualified vet and the medicine posted to you. Bob Martin says it can also save £75 annually on essentials including wormers and flea treatment.
- Plus, you can get an extra 15 per cent off your Bob Martin order by entering YourVetcare15 at the checkout until July 21st, 2015.
6 ways to ensure your pet stays healthy
The best way to save money when it comes to pet health care is to make sure that your pet stays healthy. Bob Martin says you can do this in a number of ways:
- Feed a really good quality diet. The better the quality the more essential nutrients will be present and the better your pet’s health will be.
- Do not allow your pet to get fat. Obesity predisposes to many diseases such as heart disease, arthritis diabetes and pancreatitis. So making sure your pet remains at an optimum weight will prevent or at least help reduce the prevalence of these diseases.
- Exercise your dog twice a day. This will ensure strong muscles and bones, a fit heart, prevent them from getting fat and will keep their mind healthy.
- Look after your pet's teeth. If your pet needs teeth extractions this can become very expensive and even if your pet is insured, insurance companies will not pay for what is seen as preventative health care. Try and keep your pet's teeth clean by brushing them and using hard food and dental chews. If you do notice plaque build up seek vet advice before it gets too bad. It will be cheaper to have a scale and polish than to have teeth extracted.
- Keep up to date with preventative flea, worm and tick treatments. By preventing external parasites you will be unlikely to have to seek veterinary advice for flea allergies, tick bite abscesses or diarrhoea caused by heavy worm burdens.
- Keep up to date with your pet's vaccinations. It's much cheaper to give a yearly injection than treat the diseases which the vaccinations are designed to prevent.