Having a pet is a great experience and, if you want your pet to live a long and happy life, you have to keep them healthy. This may seem scary and hard to do. Here’s a guide with 5 tips to keep your pet healthy;
Knowing what you’re feeding them
Just like human beings, your pet needs a healthy, nutritious and vitamin packed diet. Feeding your pet the wrong foods could easily lead to physical weaknesses such as; fragile bones, a weakened immune system and general ill health, and mental illnesses such as; anxiety and distrust in worse cases.
Research done by Data-Label on What You Should Know About Your Pet Food, helps to demystify terms on pet food labels and what exactly each item means. One of the best pieces on the study is the ‘Terms to be aware of which mean that the product is not whole meat’ and those terms are;
So before you rush out and buy any pet food that claims to be ‘the best diet’ for your pet, ensure you read the label and understand what exactly is in the food.
Aside from a proper diet, you pet needs plenty of exercise. As the most beneficial and cheapest ways for both pets and humans to stay healthy, exercise should be an important part of your daily routine.
Regular exercise provides tremendous health benefits, it can prevent a multitude of diseases such as diabetes and arthritis and helps with digestion and the general well-being of your pet. Take a few minutes to play with your cat or take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood – anything to get your daily dose of exercise.
Keep Clean Teeth
We have already established that to keep healthy, your pet needs eat healthy and nutrition filled food. However, to be able to eat that food, your pets mouth needs to be in a good condition – meaning strong teeth and healthy gums. If your pets’ teeth ache or are painful, they will not be able to eat and this alone can negatively impact their entire health.
Regularly check your pet’s mouth to ensure that is it at its optimum condition. A tip to remember is that a high carbohydrate diet causes the buildup of plaque.
Avoid Excessive Vaccinations
Pets need vaccinations but there is such a thing as too many vaccinations. While they’re supposed to strengthen your pets’ health some vaccinations that are given yearly, really don’t need to be given that often – especially to a completely healthy pet. Consult your vet to work out a reasonable vaccination routine for your pet.
A Good Vet
A good, reliable and trustworthy vet is paramount. When picking a vet, make sure that they are ‘holistic’ or in other terms, a vet that follows a “first do no harm” philosophy. These kinds of vets will put your pets health and well-being before all else, so you are ensured that, whatever the case, your pets interests are put first.