|It’s well known in medical circles that pets lower our blood pressure, increase our exercise, add to our sense of being important and needed, and give us hours of affection and companionship.
All they ask in return is some food and water, an occasional pat, perhaps a daily walk and appropriate medical attention.
But what happens if you want to go on vacation, need to get medical attention yourself or find yourself unable to provide the exercise your pet needs?
There are many options. You can enlist a trusted local teen to care for your pets, hire a pet care service or perhaps consider boarding or animal day care. Cat castles and dog spas are becoming more popular as a way to care for pets when you’re away, without having to leave your home open.
Your pets should have regular vet care. Many vets provide sliding scale services or clinics for the common vaccinations that might make pet care more affordable.
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