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How To Make Sure Your Animals Are Staying Healthy
Getting a pet is almost like having a child. You have to provide them with food and shelter, and care for them like you would a kid. They aren’t nearly as expensive and they won’t try to push your buttons the same way a child does, but they will love and depend on you as a kid does. When you get an animal you will want to do everything in your power to make sure they are staying healthy.
Feed The Right Amount And The Right Thing
Every animal is different, they come in all kinds of different sizes and breeds. It is important you are feeding them the right amount. It may take a couple of tries before you find the right amount of food for the weight of your pet, but it is crucial for them to maintain a healthy diet.
Just like feeding them the proper amount is important, you also need to make sure you are feeding them the right thing. You want to make sure you are feeding them high-quality food that is designed especially for them and their age. There are so many different choices available so you want to make sure you are feeding them the most nutritional and tasty food. You may have to try a few different brands to see what your animal prefers, but it’s worth it to ensure they are getting everything they need to keep them healthy.
Know What Your Animal Should Avoid
Even though some animals may try to bum from the dining room table, you should be careful feeding them human food. Some people food can cause a lot of harm to your pet. A few of the foods that you should avoid are; onions, avocados, grapes, alcohol, cooked bones, coffee, fatty foods, yeast dough, raisins, macadamia nuts, walnuts, and salt.
There aren’t just foods that your pet should avoid, there are also some plants that they should avoid. Over 700 different plants are toxic to animals, some of these plants are; daffodils, daisies, mums, peace lilies, and tulips, just to name a few. So, knowing what plants are safe, and which ones are not, can potentially save your pet's life.
Perform Regular Health Checks
Your animal can’t tell you if it’s in pain or uncomfortable, so you should perform regular health checks. Once a month is recommended, but it is best to do it at least once a week. Hold them and check their skin, teeth, and feel for lumps. You should also check their stool every once and awhile, if you notice blood in cat stool then take them to the vet immediately.
Know Your Animal Well
When you know your animal, you will be able to tell if something is wrong with them. Every pet is an individual, and they all have their own personalities. So, if one pet is normally running around and playing, then one day all they are doing is sleeping, you will know something is obviously wrong with them.
Care For Your Pet
Animals have complex feelings and emotions, you want to tend to those needs just like you care for their physical needs. Nurturing your pet can help them create an even stronger bond with you, which is good for both of you. A happy pet is a healthy pet.
Keep Your Pet Healthy And Happy
Having an animal can be very rewarding. You have a little friend that thinks the absolute world of you just for feeding them and caring for them. These animals won’t be around forever, so while you do have time with them you will want to give them the best life possible. The best way to do this is by making sure they are staying healthy.