National Pet Wellness Month is upon us and there are various ways that you can exercise preventive care with your pets to ensure they live a long life. Preventative care is a large portion of what we cover in our Pet First Aid & CPR course. It can improve and extend the quality of life your pet lives. Below are some of the ways you can practice preventive care with your pets at home.
Annual Check Ups
Have your vet do a check up on your pet to ensure their health has not changed. You can also check up on vaccinations, perform titer testing to see if your pet needs any vaccines. Also checking your dogs weight and monitoring any changes as well. Managing your pets weight is a great preventative tool in ensuring they do not become obese which leads to larger health issues.
Ensuring your dogs teeth and oral health are up to date is important. Regular brushing and chewing of bones will help plaque build up and prevent dental diseases.
Diet & Exercise
A exercise routine is important for your dog to ensure they are getting enough during different seasons. A backpack is a great idea to tire out younger dogs and give them a job. Diet is also a vital part of your dog’s health. Ensuring they are receiving the proper nutrition they need will make sure they live a long life.
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