Healthy Pets Are Happy Pets

by Paisley Hansen 5 months ago in health

Making the best life for your pet

Healthy Pets Are Happy Pets

The way to a person's heart is through a pet. Many people look at their pets as another family member. Pets, such as dogs and cats, are loved and treated with care and respect in most households. People are always trying to learn how to give their pet the best life. There are many ways to do this and most ways take little to no work. Here are some examples of how to make your pet happy.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Pets want to experience new things just as their people do. They have a natural curiosity and will explore when giving the opportunity. Give your pets new toys on occasion. There are several studies that explain new toys get pets excited, giving them a chance to sniff and chew something new. Try toys that do different things like squeak, shake, or have different textures Make sure the toys you buy are appropriate for the type and size of your pet. Safety should always come first.

Speaking of variety, pets need to visit new places. Pets, especially dogs, like to go on walks and see new things. They want to meet different people and smell new smells. This is not only good for their emotional health, but it will give them the exercise they need to stay healthy. Animal experts explain that when pets get bored they will get restless and can be destructive. This is not a healthy environment for you or them. Keep your pet busy with new and exciting things and adventures so they can live their best life with you.

Healthiness is next to Happiness

People need to feed their pets a healthy diet so that they can live long happy lives. Have you ever felt bad after eating too much junk food? Animals are the same way. If they do not eat a diet that is tasty and nutritious then they will not feel well either. Dr. Marty says pets need a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and antioxidants. Make sure your pet is not getting food that is full of grain, corn, and other fillers. The American Kennel Club explains this can leave them with stomach and skin problems that will require more visits to the doctor. The right food will help give your pet the energy they need to play and thrive and allow them to live their happiest life.

Get Your Pet an Extra Treat After the Doctor Visit

Veterinarians highly suggest taking your pet for annual checkups. They can get a physical and any shots that are needed. This gives the doctor an opportunity to check your pet's movements and teeth. Pets need dental exams too. Animals cannot verbalize when they are in pain so these exams can help you help them. Your pet may require more frequent visits, depending on age and medical history. Some dogs even need daily medications to keep them feeling their best.

Another important thing to take care of at your veterinary is getting flea, tick, and heart-worm preventative medication. Routine preventative will keep your pet comfort and safety year-round and stop the irritating itching that you both hate so much. The veterinarian may give you a one-year supply of preventative medication or ask you to come in every few months to get what you need; either option is a great option for your pet. You can even keep up with your pet's grooming schedule by scheduling their appointments when their monthly preventative is due.

Just to recap a Few Ways to Give You Pet Nothing but the Best

Loving your pet is more than belly rubs and cuddles. It is also providing the best care possible. Make sure to feed your pet food that is in their best interest and take them on daily walks. Animals need variety and fun to be happy, the same as people. Make sure your pet gets proper vet care and you and your pet will live happily together forever.

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Paisley Hansen

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.    

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