Keeping your pets healthy not only helps to keep the vet bills low but also leads to pets that are playful and happy.
Give your pets their best life with these 5 tips
Overweight pets might look adorable and it is so incredibly easy to overfeed our pets. We do it without thinking about the long-lasting and detrimental health effects that it could have on them. So if you think that your pet is obese, there are lots of things that you can do to help them lose weight. Whether it is more exercise or less food, try to build a healthy lifestyle for your beloved pets.
We tend to focus our attention on our pet’s health through vet examinations, vaccines, diagnostic testing, and preventative methods. Since pets cannot express their feelings and thoughts to us, behavioral or mental health problems may go unnoticed until they are severe. Keep a variety of pet toys at home and set aside playtime for your pets to help improve their mental health and cognitive function.
Not only that, but having playtime can help your furbabies exercise, build confidence, and reduce aggression. Without toys and activities, they become more susceptible to disorders related to aging and aggressive behaviors. Hence, keeping your pet mentally healthy is super important.
As pet owners who want to see our pets spoiled and happy, we like to give our pets treats that may hurt their teeth and make their breath smell. Even worse, bacteria from the mouth can travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream leading to potentially fatal diseases. To prevent this from happening, try to brush your pet’s teeth at least twice a week and add dental care additives to their water to help tackle bacteria, and reduce plaque and tartar. Keeping their teeth clean will not only benefit your pets but also your family members who are often exposed to their bad breath.
Even if you closely monitor your pet's health, it is important to schedule an annual appointment with your veterinarian for a thorough checkup or twice annually if your pet is above 10 years old. This will give your vet a chance to spot any potential health problems and hopefully be able to treat them in the first place before they become serious. It can also help to ensure your pets are up to date on vaccinations so you can rest easy knowing that your pets are home with a clean bill of health.
Good grooming is more than just making your pet look cute. It also addresses potential health issues. Proper pet grooming can eliminate hairballs, fleas, ticks, and many other issues that would have gone unnoticed otherwise. For more information on proper pet grooming, check out our recent blog post.
Last but not least, remember to have fun with your pets and enjoy the time you spend together. As pets generally live a shorter life than us, it’s important to make the most out of every day!