Do you know that Petcare is never complete without good nutrition, good housing, routine check up & medical care, regular bathing, grooming & dental care and effective ectoparasite control?
In this part of the world, most people believe that Pet care involves just giving food to their pets and it serving its purposes as a companion, security etc.
In this article, you will learn the 5- star pet care, either as a pet owner or as a pet caregiver.
⭐ GOOD NUTRITION
For your pets to be healthy and disease free, it requires that you feed good food, good food in terms of well balanced diets and it’s advisable to get pet specific ready-made foods. Feeding household leftovers to your pets are not advised because household foods contain spices and seasonings which are not healthy to the pets.
It is worthy to also note that feeding of bones to your cats and dogs aren’t safe because if not properly chewed by your pets can cause lacerations(cuts) and obstructions in their gut which may result in discomfort or death of your pets.
⭐ GOOD HOUSING
Getting the suitable type of housing for your pets will go a long way to their comfortability, your choice of housing should be made based on the type, breed, size and age of your pet. Different housing you can get include constructed cages, collapsible cages, in-house bed spaces etc.
It is important to ensure that your pet house is large enough to give room for all kinds of position and comfortable enough for your pet to be able to move freely at every point in time.
⭐ ROUTINE CHECKUPS & MEDICAL CARE
A healthy pet reduces the chances of transmission of diseases to humans around it. Ensuring that your pets vaccination and deworming history is up to date is very important and cannot be overemphasized.
Always ensure that your pet keeps appointment with its vet and always ensure to relay your observations to the vet as soon as possible so that appropriate actions can be taken.
In cases of emergency, avoid intervening without instructions from a vet and ensure all medications given to your pets are used appropriately.
⭐ REGULAR BATHING, GROOMING AND DENTAL CARE
Regular bathing of your pets get rid of dirt and odor in your home and pets, ensure you use pet bathing soaps and shampoos as most pets react to commercial soaps. After bathing, ensure your pet is well dried and combed/brushed out to avoid matting of the fur if hairy and if hair is full, you can groom so as to keep the pet neat and clean.
Taking care of your pet’s teeth is as important as bathing of the pet, ensure you provide regular dental care to your pets to avoid tooth decay and caries which may in turn affect the feeding of the pet. Clipping of overgrown nails is necessary to avoid scratches and injury to themselves and others.
⭐ EFFECTIVE ECTOPARASITE CONTROL
Ectoparasites are present in the environment and could be dangerous to the pet’s health as they’re capable of transmitting diseases if infected, these ectoparasites are called Vectors. Ectoparasites such as ticks, fly, flea and lice, they can be effectively controlled by using repellant, chemicals and drugs.
You want your pet to be healthy and happy? Then, give it an ultimate pet care.
As a pet owner or care giver, how many stars would you give yourself? 😁
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan