When you decide to adopt a pet, you take on the responsibility of caring for it for the rest of its life. If you want to make life easier for yourself and comfier and healthier for your pet, then design a wellness plan of time. Read ahead if you need some help designing your pet’s wellness plan.
Adopting the Right Diet
It’s hard to say no to puppy dog eyes, but it’s a little easier when you keep your dog’s health in mind. Pets love to show up when there’s food on the table, but overfeeding them is one of the reasons that cat and dog obesity is so prevalent today. Try not to feed your pets from the table too often, and when you do, make sure the human food you’re giving them isn’t harmful. Your pets also need the right kinds of nutrients based on their age and sometimes their breed, so ask your vet if you need help choosing pet food.
Letting Your Pet Exercise
Pet obesity is due to more than just poor eating habits. Your pets also need exercise, so they can work off the calories they consume. Since the same applies to people, take your dog on a run with you or play with your indoor cat around the house.
Getting Checkups and Vaccinations
First-time pet owners might think they’re all done with trips to the vet after they get their puppies or kittens their initial vaccinations, but that’s far from the case. Your pets need regular visits with the veterinarian just like people need routine checkups with the doctor. Don’t wait until it seems like something is wrong before setting up an appointment with your animal health experts.
Part of loving and caring for your pet includes devising a wellness plan, so contact Horizon Animal Hospital or look through our website to learn about our veterinarians. Give us a call at (480) 800-4559 if you’d like to set up an appointment today.