Keep your feline friends and canine companions healthy and happy by following these 10 pet care tips the pros want you to know.
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Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?
Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis.
Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as good a time as any to get him/her checked out to make sure (s)he is ready and as healthy as possible for cold weather.
Be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for most animals.
Plants listed as either non-toxic, or potentially toxic with mild GI upset them, however their symptoms are not expected to be life-threatening.
Annual examinations are as essential as food and love.
Don’t wait for your pet to be sick before taking him to the vet. Take your pet in for a wellness exam at least once a year.
Pets who are left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage and can even die.
Never leave your animal in hot environments without air or water.
You should give your animal fresh food and water every day.
Every pet is different, so be sure to research on what kind of food and liquid and how often your animal requires.
Always remember, nothing replaces the knowledge and skills of your veterinarian.
If your animal has been injured, sick, is not eating, is vomiting or has diarrhea, Call or take your animal to the vet!
Along with exercise and the right diet, indoor animals need outlets to express their natural behaviours, as well as to engage them mentally. Being inside all the time requires extra care in keeping boredom at bay.