We love our pets and that’s why we keep them. However, there is a difference between loving them and ensuring they are safe and thriving. Pets are very much like babies; they need lots of input from your side and yes they shower you with endless love and cuddles when you need them the most.
So let’s talk about how to provide an ideal environment for our dear pets that complete our otherwise complete family.
1) A clean space
It is critical to provide the pets with a clean and hygienic space. However, it is tricky to find a floor cleaner that is suitable for your pets too. Pets catch bacteria, viruses and allergies from their environment so better ensure hygiene to ensure pet’s health.
2) Feed them well
This goes without saying that a healthy and nutritious diet along with good hydration levels keeps your lovely pet up and running. This is also vital for their normal growth and weight gain.
3) Stroll with them
Just like babies, pets also get bored of monotonous environment. Take them out for a walk. Let them stretch their muscles and wander a bit. The fresh air and the green grass uplift their moods just like yours.
4) Vaccinate – Health first
Vaccination schedules are provided by your local vet clinics. Follow them religiously. Also, make a habit of periodically taking your pet for a vet visit for general health checkup. This will help in spotting an ailment or a symptom before it gets too big. Remember, you love your pet but the vet understands them. Work as a team to ensure the best health regime for your darling pet.
5) Groom them
Well groomed pet means the ones with excellent oral health, trimmed nails and nicely brushed. Depending on their breed and level of activity, find a schedule for bathing them with mild soaps and shampoos.
6) Don’t leave them alone
A great way to show affection to your pets is to always keep them accompanied by an elder or a care-taker. Do not leave them alone for longer stretches of time. If you cannot take them somewhere with you, leave them in the supervision of a reliable caretaker, along with his basic meals.
7) Pet shelter
Make a pet shelter and train them to use it in the time of need i.e. for an unusual weather, or sometimes for naps.
8) Teach them to communicate
This is very important. Teaching them to communicate their basic need and following basic command empowers pets and increases their chances of survival in difficult circumstances. And while we are it, attaching an ID pin to them is also a good idea if they ever get lost.
9) Cuddle – Show affection
Last but definitely not the least; find time to play with your pets. Hold them and cuddle with them. Talk to them and show them how much you adore them. They understand your body language and your expressions. So better radiate positivity and love. It will certainly bounce back.