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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
We share this planet with some of our furry friends. They may not understand us totally, but when we have pets, they connect with us on a very deep level. It's the responsibility of every owner to give their dog or cat the best we can give them to make sure their life is fun and fulfilling. Their living standard is completely in our hands, and because they don’t live as long as us, it's our duty to make them feel loved. However just as they don’t understand us word for word, we have trouble knowing what they’re thinking and feeling. It can be daunting to become a pet owner if you simply feel lost and don’t know what the very basics are for keeping a pet fit, happy and healthy. It's not that difficult, but the results will vary on how you approach certain things that every furry friend needs.
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Plenty of play
The number one cause of pets that gnaw on furniture, ruining couches, sofas and wooden legs of dining tables is because the pet is restless. They don’t do it out of wanting to get revenge or to make your life harder; it's just that they have to release that tension somehow. Therefore every pet needs plenty of play. If you have a dog, it's recommended to walk them twice a day, once in the morning and once more in the evening. It doesn’t have to be long, but the dog has to get rid of all the pent-up energy and express it in the form of sniffing around, marking his or her territory, and run around chasing something. The same with cats, they need to able to stretch out and use their natural reflexes to chase a fake mouse or play with a ball of wool.
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Many dogs will see their bodies start to let go as they get older. The hip joints and the pelvis region are the number one areas of concern for ageing pets, dogs and cats alike. This is why no matter how healthy they might be right now, sooner or later they will need check-ups by professionals. As this is sure to be over a lifetime, it's crucial to seek out the best low cost vet care. When you do, you’ll be asked to sign up your pet, and they will then be given their online account. You can see their entire medical history with the vet, and this gives you a chance to spot any reoccurring problems that will eventually leave patterns so you can recognise what might be best for your pet. You can also choose from different healthcare plans that also go up to advanced for the pets that have complicated and possibly rare conditions.
The basics of maintaining the living standard for pets is something that every pet owner must invest time and money in. The regular health check-ups will become irreplaceable the further on in life your pets go, but giving them a healthy and active lifestyle is just as important to keeping their moods level and predictable.
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