Caring for pets can be a full time (and fulfilling) job. Here are some additional resources that may be helpful for you and your pet.
Pet health insurance can help you to more easily afford your pet’s health care. Pet insurance companies allow you to be reimbursed for veterinary expenses, while receiving quality health care at the veterinarian of your choice. Every pet insurance company offers different types of policies. These are some of the types of veterinary visits that pet health insurance may reimburse you for:
- Wellness care
- Office visits
- Lab Fees
- Cancer Treatment
- Accidents & Emergencies
Some pet health insurances cover wellness care, while others will only cover accident or illness. Please spend time looking at different insurance companies to learn about their specific coverage policies, to determine which policy is best for you and your pets. We recommend the following websites when researching your pet insurance options.
Pet Insurance Review
Pets Best Pet Insurance
Nationwide Pet Insurance
Trupanion Pet Insurance
Proper behavioral training can be very beneficial for many pets. Overcoming separation anxiety, excessive barking or refusing to come when called, and potty training are just some of the benefits for dogs. Cats can be helped with scratching, litter box and training issues as well. In order to obtain long lasting success, training should include patience and understanding, praise, and positive reinforcement.
We recommend the following local trainers:
Dr. Kelly Moffat - Veterinary Behaviorist Specialist: (480) 833-7330
Lorenzo's Dog Training Team: (866) 436-4959
National Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435
Pet Poison Helpline: (800) 213-6680
Reptiles, Pocket Pets, Avian/Birds
We know that pets come in all shapes and sizes, and within our family of animal hospitals our veterinarians see a variety of animals! From rabbits to guinea pigs, ferrets, pocket pets and birds, our family of hospitals can treat your special pet or refer you to the right place. At Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding & Grooming, we see some species of pocket pets - see the list below for our commonly seen exotics:
• Guinea pigs
If you don't see your pet on the list, give us a call and we can provide you with a referral. Click HERE to learn more.
The loss of a pet can be just as difficult as the loss of any other family member or close friend. Our pets give us unconditional love and trust, and become a very integral part of our family. The bond between a pet and human can be very deep. This bond makes the grieving process very important and sometimes very challenging. We want to help ease your pain during this difficult time and recommend the following resources to help you grieve the loss of your pet.
Petloss.com Grief Support
Pet Loss Support
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement