Responsible animal ownership is determined by different factors such as how the safety and physiological needs of the pets are dealt with. Just as human beings, they need proper care and attention. They should be given sufficient space and shelter to move around.
Another factor is how to maintain the animal’s good grooming and proper hygiene to protect them from other harmful bacteria and microorganisms that could risk their health. Caretakers are also responsible in monitoring their medical needs when they experience certain ailment that hinders their physical activity.
Feeding should be done three times a day and the Pet Food should be formulated according to the animal’s age and nutritional needs. The pet products that they eat directly affects their behavior, health and their lifespan. To prepare proper diet for them it is also advisable to consult a veterinarian and avoid food that could be harmful to their health, which could cause diarrhea, dehydration and other ailment. Fresh drinking water should always be within their reach. Having the best pet supplies would mean a healthier and happy pet.
Pet care is vital in keeping them alert and alive. In keeping their grooming, their hair should be frequently and regularly brushed to get rid of loose hair and keep their coat glossy and clean. It should be checked if there are occurrences of skin problem or when there are fleas and ticks that live in their coat. Keep their nails from growing very long and trim them right away as often as necessary. Clean the animal’s teeth using cotton or a small toothbrush with soft bristles. There are also available toothpastes for them that could effectively clean and rinse out the germs in their teeth and mouth. Some pets need not to take a bath every day for too much could cause skin dryness and itchiness.
Regular Vet Check-up
Some pet owners may expect to see their animals scratching themselves frequently. But, doing so persistently could be a sign of an allergy. They can also get allergy when they are exposed to foreign chemicals or other organism. These allergens could provoke allergic reactions to them. It could be from the carpets, plants or other dishes. In order to treat them, the first thing to do is to determine which causes the allergic reaction. If not recovered right away, the animal could develop red skin and loss of hair because of too much scratching or rubbing. Once such symptoms persist, it is best to consult the veterinarian to undergo a diagnosis of the animal and provide the needed medication.
The growth of Flea is common for dogs and needed to be controlled. There are various commercial products that can treat and control the growth. The Veterinarian may prescribe solutions that can be applied through spraying them in their fur or bathing the dog with it.
Pets love to play a lot and giving them toys which are safe makes them very active and energetic. There are balls that are made of rubber and whiny toys available in large sizes just enough to prevent them from swallowing it. Some animals love to chew different things, therefore, give them nylon bones and other materials that are safe to chew. Don’t give them similar materials or objects to the one’s still being used for they could mistake it and damage your belongings like slippers, socks and shoes.
Pets also need enough rest and sleep to recharge their body. Provide them with a comfortable bed which is far from walk ways and busy parts of the room. Every morning or before going to bed, it is best to housetrain them and make a routine that should be done consistently every day. Training them would require a lot of patience and praising to motivate them for their developments. It is not very advisable to punish them. It is best to start training when the pet is still young because once they are old they are difficult to follow orders.
Homeowners take them on short walks every now and then while housetraining. They should be accompanied for the safety of the pet itself and the people around. Having them to roam alone may scare them and get frustrated.
Supplies allocated for pets should have separate closets or cabinet. For the safety measures in the house, it is important to keep away from the animal fragile objects, garbage cans, electric outlet and cords, household sanitizers and other poisonous substances.
There are different pet accessories available also for their comfort and safety. Provide them with a collar and identification tag for their safety and protection. The I. D. should include its name, address and cellphone number or other contact details in case they are lost. This will insure that they can still be returned by those persons who found them. But, keep in mind to check the collar whether it is very tight or loose as the animal grows up. To check it, two fingers should have slip inside the collar when they wear them. When proper care is given to a pet, they also reciprocate it with love, care and satisfaction.