Sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day to check everything off the “to do” list, and pet parents could use a helping hand in making sure their furry family members are well cared for. ACI Specialty Benefits’ work/life specialists provide a wide array of pet care assistance information, resources and detailed referrals to help keep valued pets happy, healthy and long-living.
Taking care of pets by ensuring that they receive a thorough bath and a good trimming will eliminate germs, dirt and any harmful ticks or bugs they may have accumulated while playing outside. A groomer will also make sure to trim their nails to prevent any discomfort. Remember—a clean pet is a healthy pet.
It can be difficult to find time to walk pets in the midst of a busy schedule. Luckily, there are professional dog walkers that can get the job done and provide reassurance that a valued pet is getting the proper amount of exercise it needs to stay healthy. It’s recommended for pets to get about 30 minutes of exercise per day to help keep arthritis, obesity and various other medical problems at bay.
Pets can often be thought of as children, and like children, they need a lot of guidance regarding what’s right and wrong as they grow up. Pets can turn into real trouble makers around the house without proper training,which may only get worse as time progresses. Keep rambunctious pets in line with a professional pet trainer to ensure that they stay on track and continue to be an enjoyable presence in the family.
Although many would love to, it’s not always possible or practical to bring pets on vacations or business trips. Fortunately, there are a variety of secure, safe and comfortable pet hotels to choose from. Options range from every day, basic hotels to ritzy establishments that even offer pet massages—for an added price, of course!
Pets need insurance, too! Although it’s not pleasant to think about, pets are just as susceptible to illness and injury as humans, and can really benefit from the best available health care. There are a variety of pet insurance policies to choose from; most carry a limit per claim, however some policies offer lifetime coverage. Choose a policy fitted to a pet’s condition to ensure that they are safe and insured in the event of something unexpected.