What to Do to Help Your Pet Live Longer
As a responsible pet parent, it is important for you to give your furry companion the best life possible. Here are some expert tips you can begin to follow today for your pets to help them live a longer, safer, happier life:
Help your pet maintain a healthy weight
A chubby dog or a cat might look cute but excess weight can increase your pet’s risk of diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disease, kidney problems and some forms of cancer. To keep their weight in check, choose the right food for them, keep them hydrated, and give them plenty of opportunities to exercise.
Spay and neuter your pets
Spaying your female pets helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancers, which could be deadly for them. Other than preventing unplanned litters, neutering will help prevent your male pets from testicular cancer.
Take your pets to the vet
In general, if your pet is in good health, vets suggest an annual checkup for younger pets and twice a year if it is old. Your pet will get the required vaccinations and will get a thorough physical test so any health problems can be investigated early.
Limit your pet’s exposure to toxins
Artificial fragrances, pesticides, second-hand smoke, and plastic toys can pose a significant health risk to your pet. Limiting your pets’ exposure to these harmful toxins will protect them from cancer, anemia and organ damage.
Treat your pets with love and care
Giving love and care is the ultimate key to your pet’s long life. Talking to your pets, praising, petting, grooming, and scheduling a daily playtime with them will cultivate a sense of stability and security in your pet while strengthening your bond.