Being a pet owner doesn’t just mean having a pet; it also means you are a pet parent. In other words, you are completely responsible for the welfare and well-being of that pet. Most people usually go for either a dog or cat as pets, because they can be easily managed and are great companions. Whichever pet breed or species you choose, Safari Veterinary Care Centers is here for you and your pet!
In this article, we will be discussing how you can keep your pet happy and healthy always. A healthy pet is a happy pet and nothing beats seeing your furry friend happy, lively and full of energy. Below are some techniques in wellness and preventive care of pets.
Regularly Scheduled Checkups and Examinations
Regularly scheduled checkups is a simple way of avoiding health complications in your pet. When you take your pet for regular checkups, any abnormalties can be detected early. An experienced veterinarian who is knowledgeable of your pet’s anatomy can detect abnormalties that the untrained eye may overlook. If you are too busy to do this, you can ask a friend, neighbor or family member to take your pet. However, if you’re like most pet parents, you prefer to take your pet yourself; therefore, Safari Veterinary Care Centers in League City schedules appointments as late as 7:45pm Monday – Friday.
Timely, Nutritious Feeding
Your pet requires adequate feeding to be at its best. Scheduled meal times should be adhered to, because pets prefer regular routine. Pets that are fed well stay healthier and happier than underfed pet. Additionally, inadequately fed pets may even turn mean and aggressive.
Your pet deserves the best meals. With all of the different cat and dog foods available on the market, you don’t need to go for the very expensive ones to feed your pet adequately. You want your pet to look and feel good? Feed it properly and on time too.
Pets require proper grooming to be in their best state. Grooming involves bathing them, trimming, cutting or shaving their coats, cleaning their ears, cutting and smoothing their nails, dental care and body checks to ensure there are no injuries or infections. Safari’s Grooming Services offers all this & more, for all pet species! With the Holidays coming, maybe you want your pooch to have their hair colored for the festivities!
Just like humans, our pets are at risk of dental problems, too, and when left unattended might degenerate into something worse. Dental problems and pain may also prevent your pet from wanting to eat, therefore, dental care and brushing your pet’s teeth is essential to their overall good health. If you are not able to brush your dog’s teeth daily, weekly teeth cleaning is better than not at all. Routinely brushing your pet’s teeth will reveal any new problems that may arise, because you will be accustomed to the visual norm of your pet’s teeth and gums. Routine dental checkups are necessary to keep your dog in good health and Safari offers complete dental care for your pet(s).
Playtime and Exercise
Pets like dogs and cats are naturally active and enjoy a more active lifestyle. If your pet is always cooped up in the house, outside playtime and walks is necessary for them to maintain their health and fitness. Even if you have a busy schedule or you’re away for some time, you could enlist the help of friends, family, neighbors or even pet sitters who can take your pet for a walk, play catch with it or just keep it company.
Dogs, for example, are social animals and enjoy companionship; leaving it alone in the house can be boring and unhealthy for it. Some playtime, a show of attention and love, and exercise always leaves your pet in a happy and healthy mood.