October is National Pet Wellness Month

Healthy living is not only important for you, it’s also important for your pet! Here are some tips for keeping your pet healthy and happy so they can live long meaningful lives!

1. Nutrition – It’s all about the ingredients. A diet high in protein is critical for cat and dog health! Maintaining a nutrient rich diet for your pets will help control their overall weight, preventing them from getting conditions like heart failure and cancer.
2. Get Active – Ensuring your pet gets adequate amounts of exercise is imperative to their health. Just like in humans, regular exercise keeps your pet’s muscles and bones strong, it also provides mental stimulation which keeps them happy!
3. Grooming– You must maintain your pet’s physical appearance. Keep up with proper dental care, brush their fur, stay away from over bathing, learn how to take care of their nails and ears.
4. Veterinarian Visits – Keeping up with routine check-ups are crucial to your pet’s overall well-being. Proper vaccinations and medications are basic prevention from illness measures.
5. Spend Quality Time – Happiness is a vital aspect to your pets overall quality of life. Don’t underestimate the positive effects spending time with your pet has on them. Interacting including walking and playing together are all ways you can show your pet affection.

Ideas for this blog came from Dogtimes.com