How Your Tax Refund Can Help Your Pet

While it’s tempting to use your tax refund to treat yourself to a fancy dinner or a new car, here’s some ways your pet would benefit from you spending your tax refund on them!

  • Annual wellness exam: If your pet is overdue for a physical exam and vaccine updates, using your tax refund to pay for it will be a lot better for your pet than a new purse you were window-shopping for.
  • Dental cleaning: Did you know that by the age of two, the AVMA estimates that over 70% of cats and dogs have some kind of dental disease?  Stop into your vet to discuss a dental cleaning!  Dental disease can lead to bigger problems later down the road, including heart problems. If you’ve been putting off a dental cleaning for your pet due to finances, using your tax refund takes the pressure off your wallet.
  • Stocking up on Flea and Heartworm Prevention: That’s right, stock up your supplies since spring is finally here and those pesky fleas and disease-transmitting-mosquitos are out and ready to pounce on your pet.  Use your tax refund to buy your flea and heartworm prevention in bulk; it will be cheaper in the long run by buying in multiples of 6 or 12 since most companies provide discounts or rebates for bigger purchases.
  • Microchipping: If your pet is not microchipped, it’s never too late to implant one!  This procedure is as quick as a vaccine and is a permanent form of identification that dramatically increases the chances of your pet returning home if ever lost.  Ask your vet about HomeAgain microchips!

Here at Sandstone Animal Hospital, pet health is our top priority.  We understand that even the best of pet owners can fall behind on health procedures or products due to finances and hope that this tax season brings you the refund you’ve been waiting for to help get your pet’s health back on track!  If you’ve got more questions or would like to set up an appointment for your pet, give us a call at 440-234-6336!