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Feb 23 2017

Ways to keep your pet happy and healthy!

As a pet parent, it’s important to keep your pet happy and healthy! Our pets need more than our love to keep them in tip-top shape! Here are some important things to consider to keep your pet feeling their best.

  • Making mealtimes count with proper nutrition:

o   Feeding a balanced diet with appropriate portions is important to ensure your pet receives proper nutrients and helps maintain a healthy weight for your pet. Another important factor to consider is making sure that you are feeding your pet a species appropriate food (cat food for the cat, dog food for the dog, other animals like rabbits and guinea pigs often need a variety of foods). When selecting a new diet for your pet, if you have questions please call to set up an appointment with your veterinarian.

  • Keep your pets body and mind exercised with play & environmental enrichment:

o   To help your pet avoid destructive tendencies it’s important to train them, make sure they get enough exercise, and are playing age/species appropriate games.  Physical exercise is also an important factor in controlling your pets weight and preventing obesity. Being active can also have other important benefits, including heart health and aiding in proper digestion. Keeping your pet’s mind stimulated with mental games such as puzzle toys and obedience training can help maintain your pet’s mental health.

  • Preventative veterinary care:

o   Regular check-ups and establishing a relationship with your veterinarian is an important part of maintaining your pet’s health. Preventative care can ensure that potential problems are found sooner rather than later. If you have questions about spaying/neutering, vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental health regime and other preventative care for your pet please call to set up an appointment with your veterinarian.

  • Proper identification:

o   Getting your pet micro-chipped and registering that chip with your contact information can ensure that they have a permanent way of being identified if they were to ever get away from home. Other forms of identification; such as collars, harnesses, and dog tags can also be utilized to identify your pet. Please speak to your veterinarian if you have questions about proper methods of keeping your pet identified and getting your pet micro-chipped.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about keeping your pet happy & healthy, please contact us today to set-up an appointment to discuss further how we can help.

 

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