Dogs who live on the streets cannot be controlled easily. But if stray dogs are non-aggressive and disease-free, they will be as noble companions as dogs who have a safe and loving home.
Most dogs adopted from shelters are termed “rescued” because they were adopted after a prior owner abandoned them or because they were brought in as strays. Although rescue dogs frequently have a unique background, these homeless animals still deserve loving families. They also deserve pet insurance, so their health needs are taken care of as they bond with their new family initially and into the future.
Dogs have become an essential part of our life, and we enjoy caring for them even when they have illnesses like skin allergies or ear infections. We are willing to go through anything they go through, that’s how much we love them. It’s simple to understand why dogs are known as man’s best friend. Many dog owners would tell you that their dogs are more than simply pets. So, that is why you need dog insurance – just as you take out health insurance for your human family members, insurance to protect your dog during illness and injury is important too.
Here are some key myths we would like to break about your new dog:
- Old dogs cannot be trained. However, senior dogs can respond well to training and love to learn new things. With proper training and motivation, many old dogs can be trained.
- A warm nose means the dog is ill. The dog’s nose has little to do with health. One good way to know if your dog is sick is to take its temperature. Or, you may notice it is lethargic, has lost its appetite, is suffering from vomiting or diarrhea, or is panting or shivering. If you know your dog well you will likely know when it is ill.
- Shaking the tail means that the dog is harmless and happy. This is often the case – a dog wagging its tail is usually a happy dog. However, on rare occasions, a highly held tail can be a sign of aggression rather than joy.
- If your loyal dog doesn’t like a person, it means that the person’s intentions are hostile. Dogs that express aggression may simply be jealous or dislike them because they remind them of someone or something bad that happened in the past. It could be a harmless disgust.
- Dog saliva heals wounds. Dog saliva contains enzymes that help heal, but it also contains harmful bacteria that can exacerbate injuries and cause serious infections.
- Dogs freely communicate their illness to their owners. Dogs recognise their illness as a weakness and still have a primate instinct to survive in the wild, so they can try to hide it.
- A scary, aggressive, or shy dog means being abused/abused. Dog behaviour is based on the environment and genetics, so you can’t just generalise.
- A dog chasing a tail is mentally unstable. Tail tracking is caused by repetitive behaviour and can be a complex combination of environmental, physiological, and learned factors.
When rescue dogs are brought into a shelter, they are typically given veterinary treatment and, if they haven’t previously been spayed or neutered, they are usually desexed. Even so, knowing the history of your shelter dog, if that history is accessible, is beneficial.
Regarding pet insurance, your dog’s age, pre-existing diseases, and breed may all influence how much you pay in monthly premiums. Many individuals are concerned that rescue animals may not be qualified for dog insurance, complicating pet ownership. However, this is often not the case. Speak to a range of insurance providers to see what your dog can and can’t be covered for.