“Having a pet in the house means a life filled with happy chaos.” We couldn’t agree more with this statement. Do you also have the same opinion? They make life more adventurous and lively.
Perhaps whenever you have to go out, it makes you feel sad because you have to be away from your beloved pet for a while. So, you wait… wait for the day to end and be able to reunite with them again. After all, you love them so much. They are a part of your family, and you want the best for them.
Having said that, we have a question for you. How do you take care of them? It goes without saying that they can’t communicate their needs like us humans. That’s why you need to be more careful with them and try to understand their behavior so that you can ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Are you getting worried about your cute little furball? Relax and breathe! There is nothing to worry about. That’s what we are here for! So if you want to know how you can look after your furball, continue reading!
Give them healthy food.
Just like how good food helps you uplift your mood, it helps your cat/dog as well. That’s why you need to ensure that they are eating a well-balanced diet and are hydrated throughout the day. If not, their digestive system will get affected, and it’ll impact their overall health. Now, let’s learn what you should feed to your pet:
If you have a cat: Their diet should be mixed with protein, fat, and carbs. That’s why you should include meat in their diet. Any type of meat will work. However, you need to ensure that it is fresh and well-cooked because raw meat can make your cat sick.
If you have a dog: Dogs can eat almost everything that a human can. Nonetheless, you should include fish, vegetables, cooked meat, and rice in their diet. Keep in mind that your dog needs lots of fiber and protein; you should create the diet accordingly.
Vaccination is essential for them.
To keep them healthy, they must be vaccinated. So, whether you own a puppy/kitten or just adopted a young dog/cat, you must get an appointment with a veterinarian and get vaccinated so that they don’t get sick.
If you have a cat: Vaccination will help produce disease-fighting antibodies that can protect it from diseases such as feline, leukemia, rabies, and feline herpes virus.
If you have a dog: Early vaccination immunes their system and helps prevent diseases like Lyme disease, distemper, or rabies. And makes them grow well and stronger.
Sterilizing to avoid health issues
It is apparent that you want your pet to be happy and healthy. They give positivity, comfort and teach you several things. That’s the reason why you need to make sure that they stay immune to every kind of health issue. How? The logical answer will be by sterilizing your pet.
If you have a cat: Sterilizing for cats is known as spaying, i.e., removal of ovaries and uterus. Spaying eliminates the risks of pregnancies, cervical and ovarian cancer and reduces the chances of it going out searching for a partner.
Looking for some added benefits? Well, it’ll also keep your furniture safe. As it won’t mark their territory to attract a partner.
If you have a dog: Sterilizing for dogs is known as neutering. It’ll reduce the chances of testicular cancer and minimize aggressiveness.
Also, keep in mind that you should keep your pet with the Vet at least for a day/overnight so that they can make observations after the sterilizing process is completed.
Ensure their hygiene
Hygiene is vital for both humans as well as pets. It improves their skin and coat, along with keeping them free from parasites and germs. That’s why you regularly brush their teeth, bathe them and comb their coats.
Note: Cats are more particular about their hygiene as compared to dogs. Their saliva contains enzymes that act as a natural antibiotic whenever they lick themselves to keep them clean.
However, dogs are not like that. They don’t like to bathe, so it’ll be a bit of a struggle for you. Nonetheless, when you are bathing your dog, make sure to use Dog shampoos to keep their fur clean and shiny. Hey! Don’t you forget to trim their nails? It’s also an essential part of their hygiene.
Add an identification tag.
If your fluff ball is very playful and always hides or gets out of the house, it is a vital step for you to take. We are sure that even the thought of losing your buddy is not less than any nightmare. That’s why you should add an identification tag to its collar. Make sure that you have added all the details, i.e., your name, contact number, name of your pet, and address. So, that if it gets lost, you both can reunite without much of a hassle.
Besides that, with the advancement of technology, now various people use microchips that are implanted in the pet’s skin. It will include all the identification information and can be read through a scanner.
Provide them proper training
Understand that every owner has a unique bond with his/her pet. That’s why it is essential that your pet knows the basic manners and behaves in front of others, and doesn’t bother other people. That’s why you should teach them some tricks and along with littering habits. Moreover, it’ll also make your place less messy.
Take them to Vet regularly.
Last but most importantly, you should take them to the Vet on a regular basis. It will ensure that they are safe, and if there is anything to worry about, it’ll be taken care of immediately. Besides that, regular checkups will also give you peace of mind that your beloved fur ball is healthy and happy.
All the steps mentioned above are very crucial for the goodness of your pet. Nonetheless, you should also learn about their behavior so that if you feel something odd, you can protect your dog/cat, and they live a pawfect life.