Not unlike our own health and wellness, our pets also need a lot of extra TLC to make sure they are in top-notch shape! So today, for Wellness Wednesday I'm sharing 10 Wellness tips to keep your fur-kid happy and well for many years to come!
Another great way is by remembering to schedule a semi-annual wellness visit to your vet. Regular well-animal check-ups can help prevent a variety of common illnesses and conditions seen in pets. Plus, semi-annual vet visits provide the opportunity for early detection for disorders that could prove more difficult or costly to treat
Not unlike us humans, food and nutrition is also key to keeping fit and well! So be sure when feeding your fur-kid to feed your pet a nutritious diet and healthy snacks! If you need some help figuring out the best tips for a healthy diet for your fur-baby, be sure to talk to your local vet they always have great ideas, tips, and tricks!
Simply put, be sure to spay or neuter your pet. Not only does it help keep great fur-kids from ending up in local shelters, but it's healthier for your fur-kids long term health. including uterine infections and certain types of cancer. Spayed and neutered pets also tend to have longer lifespans than their un-neutered counterparts.
Not unlike us humans, exercise is a great way to keep healthy, fit, and well, and for your fur-baby, it also mentally stimulates them too! So, be sure your pet gets lots of time outside regularly to help keep them, and yourself fit and trim and feeling great!
Help prevent parasites—among both outdoor and indoor pets. Many people tend to think of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention as seasonal problems, and only for outdoor pets. But the fact is that all pets can benefit from parasite protection year-round. Parasites carry disease, and regardless of your pet’s degree of exposure, they can still be vulnerable. If you have questions about if your pet needs some help to prevent parasites, be sure to check with your local vet!
Happiness is an important component in your dog’s overall wellness, so don’t underestimate the benefit of spending time with your best canine friend! Without companionship + mental stimulation, your fur-baby can get quite depressed, so be sure to snuggle up, go for a walk or play a game together!
Proper dental care can extend your fur-kids life so make sure to check with your vet about caring for your fur-babies dental health and tips on how / if you're able to brush and any other questions you might have about their dental health and how to keep their dental health doing great!
Brushing your fur-kid! Regardless of the length of a fur-babies fur, regular brushing is great because it removes dead hair and distributes natural oils for a clean, healthy coat while stimulating the surface of the skin. It can also help prevent hairballs in your feline companions too!
Grooming, in all ways, from bathing to regular grooming with your local groomer, clipping your furkid's nails (yes, that includes those felines!) and cleaning their ears, is all a big part of pet wellness. Many dog owners are intimidated at the thought of clipping a dog’s nails, but overgrowth can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your fur-kid. If you can hear the “click” as your dog crosses the floor, the nails are probably too long. If you're having trouble clipping your fur-kids nails - be sure to take them to a professional groomer or ask your vet on tips on how to get their nails trimmed regularly.
Last but not least on the grooming front of fur-kid wellness, clean ears feel good to your fur-baby and are important for preventing ear infections. Examining the outside of the ears also alerts you to the presence of wood ticks, fleas, or anything unusual! If you need more tips and tricks on how to clean your fur-kids ears, be sure to check with your local vet!
I hope you've found these tips helpful! Let me know your favorite tip in the comments section on my social media pages today!