October is Pet Wellness Month! This is one topic that is definitely in our wheelhouse. There are many different facets to a good pet care regimen. A Leesburg, VA vet lists a few things to put on your to-do list in this article.
Food plays a huge role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. If you haven’t changed—or really looked at—your furry buddy’s food for a while, it may be time to make a change. Take a look at the ingredient list. You want something that lists mostly meat, fish, or poultry, without a lot of fillers or unidentifiable ingredients. Ask your vet for specific advice on this.
While most of our patients would probably rather visit a park or take another nap, they’ll be healthier, happier and more comfortable with proper health care. Make an appointment for your furry friend. Healthy pets are happy pets!
Little luxuries can make a big difference to your four-legged buddy. For dogs, this may mean a warm jacket in winter and a snuggle toy at night. Fluffy will appreciate things like clean litterboxes, window views, kitty furniture, and catnip. Comfy beds and climate control are important for all pets, no matter what their size or age.
Fido and Fluffy may need a trip to the salon before winter sets in. Of course, our animal companions all have slightly different grooming needs. If you have a short-haired kitty, you may only need to brush her every now and then. A fluffy dog, on the other hand, may need daily brushing and regular baths. Dental and paw care are also important. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Boredom isn’t just bad for Fido and Fluffy mentally, it can also lead to destructive and harmful behaviors. Make sure that your furry pal has something to do other than just stare at the walls when you’re out. This is a great time to pick up a new toy for your four-legged friend!
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Your furry best friend’s mental and emotional well being are just as important as their physical health. Pay lots of attention to your animal companion, and spend time with them daily. Time spent with pets is never wasted!
Is your animal companion due for an exam? Contact us, your Leesburg, VA pet hospital, today!