"Prevention is the best medicine" is a saying that truly applies to pet care.
Caught early, many illnesses are easily treatable. Diseases discovered early on are often well managed. Annual Wellness health checks can often identify problems before your pet begins showing signs of ill health. Vaccinations and parasite control also help to keep your pet healthy.
"We are what we eat" is another saying appropriate to pet care.
Diet sometimes plays a crutial role in a pet's health. Veterinary prescribed diets while often more expensive than commercial pet food, can help to prevent some health problems from developing; and some chronic illnesses to be better managed.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
Despite our best efforts, accidents do happen and our pets do get injured and sick. Medical care from a veterinarian is often needed. Many human medications are toxic to pets and should be avoided. Always consult with a veterinarian before providing any treatment to your pet. Many "accidents" can be avoided at home simply by knowing what hazards exist for pets.