It is nice to have a pet at home that is healthy and bounding with joy. But pets owners need to work towards this. Managing a pet at home is not always easy. Pet owners need to take care of all aspects of their pet’s health and well-being.
Often it is very difficult for pet owners to detect a health issue with their pets because the pet cannot communicate. Pet owners who spend a lot of time with their pets are alert to even the slightest sign of discomfort in their pets. Other pet owners are busy in other activities and do not notice tell-tale signs of ill-health in their pets.
Here are some tips on what pet owners can do for a long and healthy life of their pets:
Regular Health Check-up
We are all familiar with the phrase,” Prevention is better than cure.” This is true when it comes to the health of your pets. One of the best ways to protect your pet from health issues is by scheduling regular visits to the vet.
Six monthly visits to the veterinary clinic are recommended. During these visits, the vet conducts a thorough examination of your pet. He checks the pet’s heart, breathing, his/her mouth, skin, etc.
Your vet will examine your pet thoroughly and he will be able to notice even subtle issues with his/her health. He can suggest treatments, medications, etc. if required. He can also recommend diets and other routines for the health and well-being of your pets.
Pets need to get vaccinated to keep them safe from various diseases. Make sure that your pet gets all the necessary vaccinations.
Taking Care of Dental Health
Did you know that over 80% of dogs and cats that are over three years of age suffer from oral diseases? This is what the American Veterinary Dental Society has found through its research.
Oral diseases could be as serious as cancers in the mouth. Pet owners need to take care of the oral health to ensure that the oral health issues are detected and treated early.
Here’s what you can do:
- Daily/weekly brushing of your pet’s teeth
- Regular oral examinations and dental cleaning by a vet.
- Watch out for signs of oral health issues like foul breath, etc.
The dietary needs of your pets change according to his/her age. Your pet will need different types of diets when they are infants, adolescents, and when they are old. Make sure that you consult your vet and make the recommended changes in your pet’s diet.
We like to pamper our pets and feed them frequently. As a result, they become overweight. Studies indicate that over 60% of pets are overweight!
Overweight pets are vulnerable to diseases like diabetes, lung and heart issues, bone/joint diseases, Cancers, etc.
You can maintain the weight of your pets by manning their diets and ensuring that they get plenty of exercises.
These are some simple tips to keep your pet healthy at home!
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