Everyone who has ever had a pet wishes just one thing — that they have a healthy and long life. Here are some tips that can help your pet do just that.
FEED A HIGH QUALITY DIET
Pets fed a high quality diet have a shiny hair coat, healthy skin, and bright eyes. A good diet can help care your pet’s immune system, help maintain their intestinal health, help increase their mental acuity, and help keep joints and muscles healthy.
KEEP YOUR PET LEAN
Pets that are overweight are at risk for a many health issues. Obesity is the number one nutritional disease seen in pets currently and studies have shown that being overweight or obese can shorten a dog or cat’s life span by as much as two years.
TAKE YOUR PET TO THE VETERINARIAN REGULARLY
All pets require regular veterinary care. However, veterinary care goes far beyond routine vaccinations, even though those are important. A routine examination by your veterinarian can uncover health issues of which you are unaware. In many cases, an early diagnosis improves the chances of successful treatment.
KEEP YOUR PET’S MOUTH CLEAN
A common problem among dogs and cats, dental disease and oral health issues can cause your pet pain, making it difficult for him or her to eat. If left untreated, oral health issues may even lead to heart and kidney disease.