You wouldn't rush to the doctor's office every time you got a runny nose, so it's important no to panic when your pet gets ill. Pets get common ailments just the same as humans do, so it pays to invest in a book on on pet ailments so you can understand when your pet is in need of care and when he simply needs rest. For example, if you own a dog, buy a book on dog health care (or at least read up on common pet conditions online from a reputable website). Investing in a quality pet health book will pay for itself many times over the first time you reference it and realize that there is no need to rush off to the pet emergency room. Beyond the cost of the vet bill, you will also save the transportation costs, any medications and even costs of losing a day at work.
If you take the time to educate yourself on the different types of ailments that your pet is likely to come across in his or her lifetime, you can be assured that you will not rush to seek medical advice for your furry little friend too soon. If the ailment can be treated without a trip to the vet such as worms or fleas you will save yourself a bundle of money and your pet will be all the better because you caught the problem early.