An Owner’s Guide to Pet Health and Wellness at HomeLangley Animal Clinic
You love your pet, so you want to do what’s best for them. From food and treats to toys and beds, there are many ways to show your pet that you care. And when it comes to your pet health and wellness, you can make a difference with some simple changes in your home. Here are some things you can do to keep your fur baby healthy and happy.
Providing your pet with a nutritious diet is one of the most important things you can do to promote good health. A high-quality diet will provide the nutrients needed for growth, development, tissue repair, and maintenance of body systems. It will also help ensure that any excess or deficient nutrients are provided in an appropriate balance.
Make sure you’re feeding them high-quality food from a reputable store or pet supply store—not just anything that’s cheap! You want something that’s nutritious for them and won’t make them sick over time.
Exercise is an important part of a pet’s health and wellness. It can help your pet maintain a healthy weight and strengthen muscles, bones, and joints. Exercise also gives your pet more energy, improves their mental well-being, and helps them sleep better at night.
You can take your dog for a walk or run, play fetch, or take him to the dog park to play with other dogs. Your cat may enjoy playing with interactive toys that encourage movement such as laser pointers or balls on strings, and this all will help to keep your pet health and wellness.
By taking the time to brush your pet’s teeth on a regular basis, you can reduce the risk of dental disease and improve their overall health. It is important to visit a vet every 6 months and learn more about dental care.
Brushing your pet’s teeth is one of the most important things you can do for them, especially if they are prone to gum disease or tooth decay. Regular brushing removes plaque before it has a chance to harden into tartar and form dental calculus (tartar). Brushing also helps remove any food particles that may be stuck in their teeth.
Grooming helps keep your pet clean and healthy, and it’s also a great opportunity to bond with your furry friend.
Grooming your dog or cat can be as simple as brushing its coat or clipping its nails. Other tasks, such as bathing, trimming fur, and ear cleaning, may require more time and effort.
You can groom a dog or cat by yourself or with help from a friend or family member. If you are unsure about what to do, ask your veterinarian for assistance.
KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN
A clean home is a happy home for your pets. Regularly cleaning up after your cat or dog helps prevent illnesses and injuries from occurring in the first place. Make sure you’re doing all these things:
Put away food bowls – Food and water bowls should be cleaned every day and food bowls put away when not in use so that they don’t become breeding grounds for germs.
If you have any questions about the proper diet for your dog or cat, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.