Pets are an extension of one’s life and love. Caring for pets means one has the ability, skill and heart to give love and take good care of one of nature’s creations. The following are tips and advice to consider when caring for that furry feline, canine, tweety, crawly, etc. friend of yours. Clean, clean, clean and clean Sanitation is an all important aspect of a pet’s existence. It is important that pets must be washed and cleaned regularly. Also, dishes used by pets must be separated from those dishes used by other human members of the household. Rinse the dishes used by pets with boiling water, this is after they have been washed thoroughly with soap and water. As mush as possible, do not let children kiss any and all forms of animals. Dishes used by children should never, ever be shared with pets. Wash your hands quickly and thoroughly after handling pets, pet foods, their cages, boxes, etc. Make sure that pets have been vaccinated appropriately against any and all forms of disease. Know which does and which does not cause poison Be aware and be in the know with regards to the kinds of poisons that are available in and around your house. Any products that are lethal for pets must be very well kept out of their reach. An example of these products are the following: pesticides, cleaners, fertilizers, detergents. However, in such a case where the animal is suspected of ingesting such chemicals, make sure that the pet is kept quiet and warm. It is also important that the poison ingested is immediately determined as well as the quantity swallowed. Most importantly, the nearest animal doctor or the center for poison control is contacted as soon as possible. Tis the season to have fleas For pets, especially dogs, fleas and its bites is so annoying and irritating. Pets scratch, pets also chew. After which, what could follow is a very painful and uncomfortable process of more scratching and skin rashes or breakout. Take note, fleas that have grown into full fledged adults are more dangerous to the health of your pets to the extent that they could cause serious health problems such as dermatitis, allergy, tapeworms. Believe it or not, these fleas could also cause your pet to have anemia. These diseases that are flea-related actually is the leading cause of almost fifty percent of skin-related cases checked up by vets. The best thing in order to avoid these fleas is to prevent their causes rather than just simply cure them. Veterinarians have a good idea as to the specific and latest products that effectively kills fleas, their eggs and any larvae. Choose your vet wisely The best way to choose the appropriate vet is by thinking how this vet bests suits your wants and needs with regards to the health of your pet as well as the needs of your pet. Good vets usually take a pet history. Records of immunization, health, medications, traits and attitudes of your pet are taken in detail and kept. Vets must always have your pet’s need as their priority. The following are a few of the best ways to finding that perfect vet for your pet: ask a friend who knows. Friends who also care sincerely for animals or own one usually have a good vet in mind or are having their pets checked up to one. In summary, pets are human’s best friend. And as best friends they should be treated the same way that humans must be appropriately treated; with care, respect and lots of love.
Pets are fun to be with. They offer your unconditional love, even. But, like humans, they have needs that you, as the pet owner should be able to fulfill. Physiologic Needs The most basic things that you need to provide your pets with are food and water. Depending on the type of pet that you have, the food that you will serve should be appropriate. Also, take note that different pet ages will also play a big role in choosing which foods to offer to your pets. You also need to make sure that they will only eat those that you offer them and nothing from the garbage or anything that they find. Those foods can be detrimental to their health. Keep it Clean From the places they sleep in, to their food containers, you need to make sure that they are not exposed to any potentially harmful materials. Clean their food plates regularly. The best practice would be doing it after every time they have eaten. Their sleeping areas should be maintained as well. If you are using washable materials, you can change and wash their cushions every time they look soiled. If you have fishes at home, you also need to clean their filters. Make it a point to wash them regularly, instead of just waiting for them to look dirty. Our pets also need to keep their bodies clean. This way, they are more comfortable. You can give your pet a bath yourself. Or, you can bring them to pet grooming shops and let the experts do the job. Especially for dogs, combing their manes regularly can make them look healthier. Flea Control Keeping your pets clean can be enough for some. But, if they are suffering from infestations like fleas, giving them a bath and combing their hair wouldn’t be enough. You may have to consult a vet. You can be prescribed with a solution to your flea problems. For fleas that have left your pet and have been scattered all over your home, you can remedy this problem by vacuuming them. Also, some add moth balls in their vacuum bags. This will kill the fleas that you have vacuumed. Shots You also need to have your pets vaccinated. Rabies shots would protect not only your pets but also humans who mingle with your pets. You are never too sure that your pets will remain as the loving pets that they are when they have been affected by the virus. Others There may also be a need for you to neuter your pets. You can contact your trusted vet to do this procedure. When you are giving them toys to play with, just like for your kids, you should make sure that there are no parts that can be easily removed or swallowed. Swallowing small parts can produce serious damage to your pets. Keep your pets happy by having time to play with them. Also, stroking them can make them feel that they are loved. This can be incorporated at the time when you are giving them a bath, combing their hair, or in any opportunity that arises.