Tips for Healthy Small Pets

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Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." How incredibly insightful and true. When my children were growing up, we always had various pets on our property. My children were constantly bringing home strays to be nurtured and loved. I still have plenty of animals around because my children leave their pets with 'grandma' when they go travelling. At present, I have two dogs, three cats and a parrot! Over the years, I've always stressed the importance of regular vet visits. As soon as a stray was brought home, I would make an appointment. The simple preventative treatments provided by our vet saved a lot of money and heartache. I like to keep up to date with the latest vet treatments. I hope this blog provides useful information for those who care about animals. Thank you.

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Tips for Healthy Small Pets

22 October 2019
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There are so many small animals that you can keep as pets. They can be feathery, furry, scaly, prickly, etc. Regardless of the small pet you own, you need to seek out small animal services, which mostly involve health checks, hygiene, grooming, treatment and surgical services. Here are a few tips to ensure your small pet always stays healthy:

Don't Keep Illegal Pets

If you know your state does not allow the keeping of particular pets, do not use unscrupulous ways to obtain those pets. Why? It won't be easy for you to find food and vets for that pet because most likely the law does not also allow selling pet's food or someone opening a vet clinic for that particular pet. You will end up not meeting the needs of your pet, meaning he or she will lead an uncomfortable and unhealthy life. The sad thing is your pet won't live long enough to complete his or her lifespan.

Save

If you own a legal small pet, open a bank account for him or her. Some pets are expensive, and if they get sick, they can drain your hard-earned money. To provide better care, you need to save for your pet's expenditures separately.

Early Small Animal Services

Don't wait until your small pet is sick to visit a vet. When you get your small pet, ensure that you seek small animal services on the same day or next. You need to know various things:

  • Is your new pet healthy?
  • What are the things you should be looking out for?
  • What should you do to ensure your pet remains healthy?
  • What environment should you or should you not expose your pet to?

The good thing about an early visit to the vet is that whatever you learn helps you stay sharp and knowledgeable from the beginning. You are made more capable of providing a healthy and comfortable life for your pet.

Your Pet Is Like a Child

Always have the mentality that your pet is like a child and needs to be taken care of like a child. This includes feeding, playing and vet visits. Just like you would handle a child, handle your pet the same way. Don't forget to feed him or her and if you know you are forgetful, set alarms as reminders.

If you have other pets in the house, ensure they can coexist. Larger pets can injure or eat other small pets. At times, an animal from outside can access your house and hurt your pet, therefore, ensure he or she is kept somewhere safe.

Look for small animal services near you for more information.