3 Ways to Extend Your Pet’s Life
Pets bring so much joy to our lives and make excellent companions, but it’s a sad reality of pet ownership that we will most likely outlive our furry pals. Unfortunately, we can’t offer them the elixir of life, but there are some things you can do to keep your pet in good health and extend their lifespan:
Make regularly scheduled visits to the vet.
One of the primary ways to keep your pet healthy is to bring them in to see us for regularly scheduled visits. Vet visits aren’t just for when your pet is sick; they’re also crucial to maintaining your pet’s health. When your pet gets a checkup, it’s an opportunity for us to examine them, provide preventative treatments like vaccines, and ensure that no health issues are lurking unseen below the surface.
Keep their weight down.
Obesity in pets can cause a host of health problems, including heart and kidney problems, diabetes, arthritis, and more. Many pets in North America are overweight, and it’s up to us to make sure that our pets stay slim, trim, and healthy! If your pet is overweight, come to talk to us about how much your pet should be eating for their size, and start using that measuring cup to control portions!
Provide proper nutrition.
Another diet-related way to extend your pet’s lifespan is through proper diet. Some pet foods offer a more balanced nutritional profile than others. Additionally, according to your pet’s age, they may have different dietary requirements. While we’re discussing portion size, we can also discuss with you what your dog should be eating to stay healthy.