How to Care for Your Pets

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by Kate Wilson

So, you have added a new companion animal in your life and family. Unlike your kids, pets too will be dependent on you for all the things including nourishment, safety, medical attention and exercise. You need to ensure that you render the best possible care for your pets. You need to know all the details of pet care right from selecting proper collar and ID tag, to food, a proper and a comfortable place for them to sleep and be at home, etc. The following tips would help you in taking care of your pets in a best way.

Give them proper food and water

Once you bring a pet home, make sure you cater your new companion animal with proper food that suits their nutritional requirements. It is always recommended to give them natural pet food. This will help the animal to maintain a good health shiner coat, better energy level and a happy life. Giving them table scraps is certainly not a good idea as your food could contain a number of minerals and other items in it; which could be certainly harmful to your pets. Giving them a balanced and complete diet could prevent the animal from the issue of obesity. You could explore this issue to find a precise list of food to be given to your pets.

Cleanliness and hygiene

Unlike the way your kids take a regular bath, your pets too require this. They at least require a bath once every week. If you have brought a cat home, you can visit your local vet to give them a proper bath. In this way you could avoid the number of scratches on your hands or other body parts while doing it on your own. You could find proper and special kinds of shampoos meant for pets, which you could use while cleaning or giving them a bath. All you need to do is to have a washcloth and a loving hand. Also, brush your cat or dog’s teeth on a regular basis as it is an important act, which is needed to be carried out in a loving way to avoid scratches. Lastly, don’t forget to cut their nails when you find them grown out.

Fitness level and health care of pets

If you have a dog as a pet, make sure you take them on a walk on a daily basis. This will help the dog to have some exercise. At the same time it will help in bonding the love and affection with your pets thus allowing you two to come closer. Just like you visiting your family doctor on a regular basis for medical and health checkups, make sure you do the same for your pets. Pick out a vet you are happy with and take them for regular basic health checkups. As the animals can’t speak their misery hence seeking the advice of any experts like vets are very important. In case, if they are ill, they should be instantly treated then and there by the vet.

Spend some time with them

You could be very busy in your daily chores, but when you have pets at home, you are supposed to spend some time with your companion animal. Allow them to know that you love and care for them and in return you get the same from your pets. Also, plan some special treats for your pet, they would certainly appreciate this gesture from you or your family.

Final word

When you have pets at home, it is very important to take very good care of them the same way you care your family members. With proper love, good care and commitment as discussed above, your pets could grow up in a healthy and a secured environment and would therefore enrich all the aspects of your life.


Kate is a writer/blogger. She loves writing, reading and travelling. She is a big fan of Nicolas Cage, who spent $276,000 to buy an Octopus and two King Cobras.

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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi spent her time working in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions.

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