CHRIS McCANDLESS
Portland, OR

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Top 10 Pet Care Tips For Ensuring A Healthy And Happy Pet

By on June 6, 2017

It is undeniably true that raising a pet can be very difficult. On the flip side, you will never find anyone as loyal as your trusty canine, feline or reptile. Once you’ve developed a relationship with your pet, you’ll find it nearly impossible to leave him or her alone, without feeling worried and lonesome. There is no doubt that you would do everything humanely possible to keep your pet happy and healthy. Below, you will discover great pet care tips for ensuring your pet remains happy and healthy for as long as humanely possible.

Regular Vet Visitshappy pet

In all likelihood, you visit the doctor each and every year for an examine or physical. Even when you’re not ill, your annual checkup is pertinent. Visiting the doctor regularly is a good way to spot potential problems well in advance. By diagnosing problems early, you’ll have a better chance of rectifying them and returning to a normal life. Of course, you should never forget your precious pet. Taking your pet to the vet for regular exams is enormously important. Kara M. Burns confirms that regular examines just happen to be “the single most important way to keep pets healthy”.

The annual visit will check the pet’s weight, nutrition and help to diagnose potential problems.

Spaying And Neutering

It is unfortunately true that there are too many unwanted pets in the world. The number of pets that end up in animal shelters each year has climbed to almost 10 million. Some get lost, while others have been cruelly abandoned by their owners. This is why all pet owners should consider getting their furry friend spayed and neutered. Believe it or not, these actions will have widespread benefits. First and foremost, they’ll help to keep the population of unwanted pets at a minimum. Plus, this can help to decrease the risk for certain cancers, while also calming many male pets.

The idea of spaying and neutering might not seem fun, but it has many enormous benefits.

Combatting Parasites

Pets are prone to a wide variety of health issues. They’re also likely targets for certain parasites, such as fleas and ticks. The Oregon-based vet, Marla J. McGeorge, admits that “year-round prevention is key”. It is vital to take the right steps to prevent your pet from falling prey to ticks, tapeworms, and even heartworms. Some of these pests are only annoying, but others can be life threatening. Regular flea and intestinal parasite control measures should be taken. Over-the-counter medications can help. However, you may need to take your pet to the vet, if the problem has become severe.

Healthy Weight

Pets are very similar to humans in many areas. One way that both are similar is that they can suffer from obesity. Obesity is very risky. Many people mistakenly believe that being overweight only impacts the physical appearance. This is only one of the negative side effects of obesity. It can also lead directly to diabetes, cancer and even arthritis. If your pet’s weight is not kept in check, he or she may very well suffer an untimely, premature death. Never feed your pet human foods, unless approved by a professional vet. Also, make sure you pet gets plenty of exercise.

This combination will help to keep your pet in tiptop shape, so they can live happily for as long as humanely possible.

Vaccinations

In the human world, vaccinations are hotly debated. Nevertheless, scientific evidence and research confirms that vaccinations are very beneficial and rarely lead to negative side effects. Your pet also needs regular vaccinations! With the appropriate shots, your pet will be protected from a wide variety of illnesses, including distemper, hepatitis, leukemia, and even rabies. Each pet’s vaccination needs will depend on their age, health, risks and lifestyle. With this in mind, you should consult with professional vet. They’ll be able to help you come up with an effective vaccination schedule to ensure your pet remains healthy and free of disease.

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