A dog’s inclination to bite is influenced by several factors. These factors include the heredity of the dog, early experiences, level of socialization, training, and health.
Owning a dog can be very costly. The numbers start to add up when purchasing toys, food, and medical care for your dog. There are ways you can save on costs and still raise a healthy and happy pet. Preventative care is the key to owning a dog on a budget.
Here are some cost-saving tips that can be employed without compromising your dog’s health and well being:
- Shop Around – Do some research and ask for quotes. Factors like services provided and location should be a part of any quotes you request. This is important when looking for veterinarian services. Find out everything that is included with the costs of services.
- Exams – Your dog’s long-term health, and thus her happiness, can be compromised by not scheduling yearly exams. These exams are not always budget friendly, but they may end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. Vaccinations, heartworm medicine, and other procedures can reduce the risks of future health problems.
- At-Home Care – Some owners use search engines to try and diagnose their dogs. This is risky and can lead to a misdiagnosis. Yes it saves you money on medical care, but it also puts your dog at risk.
There are several other things that you can do to save money and still treat your dog well. They include brushing your dog’s teeth to prevent dental diseases, and not smoking around your dog, because second-hand smoke is as harmful to pets as it is to humans.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite in Atlanta, please contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Kaufman Law today. We have answers to your questions concerning fault and possible compensation. Call us today at 470-819-2271, or toll free at 1-888-973-2540.