8 tips to have a healthy pet

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Do you want the best for your pet but don’t know what is best for it and the best way to care for it? Here are the best tips:

1.- Regularly visit the vet.

The vet will guide us and design a prevention plan for the innumerable diseases that attack pets, teaching us to take care of our companion in the best possible way.

On the first visit of our dog or cat to the veterinarian, he will be in charge of reviewing their health status and ruling out any pathology, in addition to establishing the vaccination plan and choosing the most appropriate vaccines for each animal according to the risk of exposure to certain diseases . and the area of ​​residence. For this reason there is no single vaccination schedule.

2.- Deworm your pet frequently

Deworming of pets must be carried out before starting the vaccine supply, because in addition to eliminating parasites, the antiparasitic stimulates the defenses and helps the vaccine produce a better immune effect in animals .

3.- Provide a healthy diet.

Use healthy foods that cover all the nutritional needs of your pet, providing all the necessary elements for proper growth and development of the pet, from its first years of life to its adult stage.

Keep in mind that your pet’s needs change throughout its life, so provide what the animal needs depending on its physiological state. It is also advisable to distribute the meals to avoid overloading the animal and thus have better digestions.

 Always have fresh, clean water available so you can hydrate regularly.

4.- Do not neglect its cleaning.

To avoid external parasites (fleas, ticks, lice…) and skin diseases, the first step is prevention through regular grooming of your pet, in this way we can detect and take the necessary measures.

5.- Clean your teeth frequently.

Oral hygiene is a necessary practice to avoid problems in the mouth, teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and mouth prevent diseases, as well as being necessary for perfect chewing, directly intervening in the correct nutrition of the pet.

Therefore take care of your pet’s mouth, brush their teeth or provide specific food for oral cleaning, thus preventing the appearance of cavities, tartar, dental plaque and bad breath. Do not forget to visit your vet to assess the dental status of your pet.

6.- Make him exercise frequently.

Taking two walks a day, going for a run or playing with your pet are exercises that we cannot forget to maintain the correct state of health of your pet, so that it can have a full, healthy and happy life.

In this way you will improve the correct intestinal and cardiovascular function, and you will also prevent obesity in your pet.

7.- Avoid sudden temperature changes.

Avoid high temperatures in summer, give it fresh and clean water frequently, avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest hours, don’t forget your pet in the car and avoid stressful situations. Remember that with the heat the animals may not have as much appetite.

In winter, as there are low temperatures , the animals need to ingest more energy, which can increase their appetite, so spread out the meals to avoid overloading their digestive system.

Be careful with puppies and senior animals, since their defenses are not the same as an adult animal, so avoid long periods of time outdoors or shelter them with suitable clothing, keep in mind the same advice for pets with short hair or no protective layer

8.- Show him that you love him.

Pets like to be petted, so try to do it often. Remember that affection helps your pet to release stress, relax and feel loved. In addition, it is proven that people who caress their pets also feel better

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