Aug 24 2015

Five Crucial Pet Care Tips

Our pets are more than animal companions to us: they are unofficial, furry family members who stay with us through thick and thin, providing unconditional love and loyalty. We know you want to do everything possible to keep your furry pal healthy and happy. In this article, a Centennial, CO, veterinarian offers five crucial pet care tips.

Diet

Make sure you are feeding your pet a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Always check pet food labels, and look for brands that list meat as the first and most numerous ingredients. It may be worth your while to do a bit of research on reading pet food labels, as the wording and presentation on the packaging can be tricky, and in some cases even deceptive. Ask us for recommendations!

Stimulation

Just like people, pets can get bored just sitting around all day. Make sure to provide your furry buddy with plenty of toys and entertainment options. Also, remember to take time to play with your pet each day. Playing with your four-legged friend is bound to make you smile, so it’s good for you too!

Microchipping

Microchipping is one of the most important things you can do to keep your furbaby safe. If your furry pal ever escapes or runs away, the chances of them returning home are greatly increased if they have a microchip. The procedure is quick and simple, and is comparable to getting a shot. If you haven’t had your pet microchipped, we recommend getting this done as soon as possible.

Parasite Protection

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is definitely very true when it comes to parasites! Fleas, ticks, and worms, especially heartworm, can really take a toll on your beloved pet’s health and well-being. Make sure to protect your furbaby from unwanted guests, and the harmful diseases and germs they transmit, by keeping up on parasite prevention.

Security

Sadly, one in three pets will become lost during their lifetimes. Make sure your furry pal is properly secured. Keeping kitties inside will protect them from predators, cars, toxic spills, and other hazards. As for Fido, check your fence regularly to be sure it is secure, and never take him off your property unless he is leashed.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health, care, or behavior? Contact us, your Centennial, CO, veterinary clinic, any time!

Lifelearn Admin | Cat Care, Dog Care, General Care, General Health

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