With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all thinking about what we can do to make our family and loved ones feel special and appreciated.

One thing is certain, no matter whether you’re a dog person or a cat person: your furry friend is a part of the family. This year, add your pet to your list of Valentines and show them that you love them with a visit to the vet.

According to experts, there are at least five good reasons to take your pet to the vet for a regular check-up:

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1. Prevention is better than reaction: Just like a human, animals need check-ups to ensure they remain healthy. This way you can stop many illnesses long before they become a problem. Remember that dog and cat years happen a lot faster than human years, so it’s wise to go to the vet at least once a year.

2. It doesn’t need to be costly: By purchasing a pet insurance policy, you protect yourself and your four-legged pal from the very high cost of an emergency. Pet insurance providers like Petsecure offer a range of policies at different price points so there is something to suit every budget. And as an added bonus, insurance can help reduce the costs of your regular vet check-ups.

3. Fend off unwanted visitors: Internal and external parasites and heartworms can prove very dangerous for your pet, but preventing these is easy. Talk to your vet about medications that can help.

4. Keep the pounds off: Maintaining a healthy body weight can go a long way towards overall pet health. Vets can provide valuable nutritional advice so that you can ensure your pet gets an optimal diet.

5. Healthy smiles: The majority of cats and dogs will experience dental problems in their lifetimes and, given how much they rely on their mouths, it’s important to properly maintain their teeth. This goes for day-to-day care, but a dental examination is part of every veterinary exam.

Like any other family member, you want to keep your pet safe, happy and healthy, so this Valentine’s Day show Fido some love with a visit to the vet. More information is available at www.petsecure.com.



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