Our pets are one of the most important parts of our lives. We love them, care for them and want to ensure that they have the best life possible. One way to do this is by finding ways to extend their lifespan. There are many ways you can do this, some easier than others. PriVET has noted a few tips on how you can help your pet live a longer, happier life.
Well Balanced Diet
Feeding your pet a healthy diet that is appropriate for their species and age can ensure they’re in good health. Obesity is a leading cause of death in pets, so make sure your pet is eating well. It’s also important to make sure you consult with your veterinarian before switching diets, as they can provide advice and help adjust feeding amounts. Schedule an appointment with PriVET to talk to our veterinarians if you’re considering changing your pet’s diet.
Make sure to exercise your pets regularly, so they can maintain a healthy weight. Taking your dog to the park is a great way to let them run around and play with other dogs. You can also take your pets for long walks or play with them and their toys. This can help keep their weight in check, which can reduce the risk for several different kinds of cancer and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes and joint pain.
Provide plenty of toys and enrichment activities to keep your pets mentally stimulated. These activities can help prevent the boredom they can often feel, which can lead to destructive behaviors such as chewing, digging and scratching. Mental stimulation activities such as puzzles and food and treat dispensing toys can prevent mental decline as your pets age.
Regular Veterinarian Care
Make sure your pet receives regular checkups and preventive care from a veterinarian. This can help catch any health problems early on and give you the best chance at prolonging your pet’s life. There can be many underlying issues that go undetected without regular examinations. Schedule an appointment at PriVET today to begin your pet’s routine checkups.
Following these few petcare tips can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Discuss with your veterinarian the best preventive care plan for your individual pet. Schedule an appointment with PriVET today to learn more about your pet to give them the best chance at a long and healthy life!