The Importance of Pet Care

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  • Author Daniel Cerone
  • Published June 13, 2020
  • Word count 756

It’s a given that pets are a major responsibility, and providing care is an essential part in the bonding between pet and owner. We all understand that pets provide us unconditional love, during good, bad times and are used therapeutically. As loved a pet is and regardless of how smart they maybe, they just cannot take care of themselves, that is where you, the pet owner step up and provide the care they need. Whether it be taking them for regular check-ups at the Vet, providing a proper diet, taking them outdoors for exercise or just pampering them with beautiful sleeping quarters and run of the house, it is up to you to provide each aspect. The following are some tips on caring for your pet, they may seem common sense but essential to their well being.

These days, obesity doesn’t only affect people, our pets are susceptible to overeating and add the lack of outdoor activity or exercise, and this can lead to a very unhealthy pet. This perpetuates to a pet becoming more inactive which can slow them down mentally and physically. This makes them more prone to illnesses and all they end up being totally inactive and quite dull. To prevent your pet from being obese, engage them in games in activities which can keep them active and running frequently. This will improve their heart rate and keep all their aspects engaged.

In addition to ensuring your pet remains active, supplement this with a balanced diet. In order to be strong and healthy, animals need to be provided with a healthy diet that meets all their nutrient needs. A healthy diet will have many benefits on your pet, for instance, they will have a shiny coat, healthy skin and a generally good appearance. Their immune system will also improve by a large extent and they will be less prone to getting ill. Ensure that their diet also contains fresh, clean, water. This is often underrated since people assume that animals can find their source of water anywhere. This puts your pet at risk of drinking contaminated water which can be dangerous for your pet. Always make sure high quality grade pet food is picked.

Environment is an important factor, so ensure that they are provided a safe place. It is good to let your pet go out and roam around but please ensure that they do so in a safe place. This will ensure that they do not come into contact with unsafe areas that may be breeding germs or that may have poisonous spills. Your pet may also accidentally get run over by a car, so please ensure that they go out either in a safe closed environment or while supervised.

As we go see a Doctor or a dentist frequently, if not then we should, your pet should be taken to the vet regularly. It is of absolute importance that you take your pet to see the veterinarian on regular occasions. Going to see a vet will help you to identify any ailment early, this kind of early discovery will ensure that you can contain the illness before it can get much worse. It will save you and your pet a lot of discomfort, in addition to helping you with any treatment constants. Regular check-ups are also great just to see how your pet is generally fairing.

We normally understand that our pets are our companions, but this should also be reciprocated. Animals, especially house pets, love feeling cared for and taken care of. For instance, cats love being stroked and held, while dogs love playing with their owners. Small caged birds like to sit on your shoulder, possibly even groom you and peck at your ear lopes, meaning they like to roam free once in a while. Your pet, therefore, needs to feel this love and affection from you, which will keep them in a good state of mind. The best thing about pets is that they reciprocate the same amount of love that you give to them, and therefore, it will be a win-win situation.

There are many more ways to care for a pet than mentioned here, but I see these as the core components to ensure the health, safety and well being of your pet. If you have other ways or methods used to care for your pets then please drop us a line. Our pets are our friends and companions, providing unconditional love, attention and support, I think they expect the same from us.

Just a pet owner and lover who is dedicated to our much loved pets, those both with us, as we enjoy their company and for pets long since departed this earth, but always in our memories. Who has stories to share about beloved pets/friends with others, view funny images, read stories and browse pet care products.

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