Everyone who has a pet knows that they are not just an animal, but they are your best buddy and your constant companions. There may be some people in your life who don’t like listening to you but your pets are always there when you need a listener.
Having a pet a home brings lots of good benefits. They not only provide entertainment for you and your family, but they are also a loyal friend to you. We all know how to take care of our kids naturally, so taking care of our pets is nothing different. Now that you may have brought a new friend home, it is time for you to enjoy the fun part and learn the hard part too!
1. Proper Diet
The truth is, all pets love being around people who feed them well. If you feed a stray dog or stray cat, it is obvious that they will keep following you and attach to you for more food. So, what else can you do besides feeding your pet high-quality food?
First of all, give your pet food according to its size, age, breed, and requirement. Feeding them with high-quality food leads to a longer and healthier life. High-quality food are those that contain meat, all-natural Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, and human-grade food that keep them healthy and playful at all time!
Never forget that a balanced diet is not only the necessary part of keeping your pets healthy. Water is also a very crucial part in their daily requirements just like a human being. The body of pets needs 80% of water to keep them hydrated.
Do not give them human food: Although most human foods is not dangerous for pets, some of them can cause serious complications. Among these are chocolates, coffee, alcohol, macadamia nuts, caffeine, avocado, raisins, grapes, raisins, raw eggs, chives, onions, milk, salt, garlic, and raw bones.
2. WALK IT OUT
Breathe and let breathe. This is the perfect quote that fits in here. Walking your pet is relaxing for both you and your pet. It helps them to connect with you deeper and to be well-trained by you. This is the best way for them to understand that they have one and only one owner.
Physical activity keeps them happy, healthy, and fit. Without exercise, they can become overweight and more susceptible to sickness. You can walk, run, hike, throw a ball, or play with your dog every day. You should spend at least 15 minutes a day to give them a walk and let them free outside.
All pets must be vaccinated to keep them away from admitting to the hospital for infections and allergies. Keep in mind that your pet would not have any after-effects just in case you are worried about their reaction.
Vaccinations also depend on the size and breed of the pet. This means that every pet has varying amounts of shots. Vaccinating your pet is considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Puppies are typically vaccinated at 6 to 8 weeks.
4. Clean Environment
A clean environment is important because your pets live together with you. If you keep the house clean and hygienic, there won’t be any germs or bacteria around the house that will make your pet prone to getting infections. However, you have to train your pet to take care of their own mess and train them not to climb on sofas and beds.
5. Veterinary Visits
Regular veterinarian visits should be on your monthly “to-do” list. This is important because you need to know how your pet is growing up and how well is he adapting the surrounding. Early detection of illness can help prevent problems before they become extremely dangerous. Make sure you have a clear record of what your pet eats and how is he reacting to it.
6. Someone should always be around them
Make sure that someone is always around the house to take care of the pet. Even if there’s an emergency and you all have to go somewhere far, please leave the pet at a friend or a relative’s house. Someone who you can trust. A pet’s needs can be as big or small as yours. This is vital, keep in mind.
7. Pet Shelters
Adopting pets comes with great responsibility. This means you are ready to do whatever it takes even if it means to build them a small home and train them to sleep inside but not to pee inside.
You should facilitate your pet with a proper shelter. Shelter keeps your pet safe from harsh weather like cold, wind, and rain. A good and clean shelter can help protects your pet against any kind of diseases.
8. Keep away from Dirt and Bacteria
Pets are vulnerable to bacteria and pesticides. It is recommended that you ask your vet to give you a particular kind of cleaner to clean your house as pets might not react well to other cleaners. Avoid kissing or touching your pets with the mouth as infections can spread through saliva. Also, do not share food with your pet for hygiene purpose.
Allergies can be of any types, including environment allergies or food allergies. Do not simply feed your pet with all sorts of food because they have allergies too. It is best to feed them the food that is prescribed by your vet and make sure that they eat it without any allergic reaction to it.
10. Show love and affection
This is the most important part of having a pet. If you give sufficient love and affection to your pet, they will give you double. However, you still have to give them a bit of discipline as well so that they won’t bite, scratch, or snarl at anyone. They can be your best friend and compromise your bad behavior without asking too much for love. So, remember to take care of them as much as you take care of yourself. Lastly, give your pet plenty of hugs, kisses, gentle pats, and love. But most importantly, spend time with your pet because they need love and warmth.
Give Love and Take Love Equally!