It doesn’t matter if you’re a new pet owner, or you’ve had pets throughout your life, the basic everyday pet care steps remain the same. Our pets are part of the family and with that, we want to make sure they’re as happy and healthy as possible, each and every day. From the food they eat to the place they rest their paws; you need to have the basic essentials in hand to provide your pet with the very best quality of life.
Vaccinations & Treatments
First things first, you need to make sure your pet has the correct vaccinations to keep them safe when in and out of the house. Ensure you take your pet to the vet for a check-up to see what they are covered with and anything outstanding needs to be sorted to keep them happy and healthy. Similarly, you need to stay up to date with treatments such as flea and tick care. Frontline flea and tick products are great for keeping your pet protected all year around, as you need to maintain the treatment every season to tackle those unwanted pests. You can find the Frontline cat and dog range online at pet retailers like Petwell, with key advice to help you make the right decision for your pet.
Frequent Vet Visits
As mentioned above, it’s important to keep your pet healthy and happy with frequent care checks. Find a local vet that you like and trust and ensure your pet has frequent vet visits to ensure everything is as it should be. It can be difficult to identity certain issues in pets, such as sore joints and other hidden health conditions, so a regular vet trip can help to ensure your pet is healthy and not suffering from any underlying issues you weren’t already aware of.
Cats and dogs are extremely curious, adventurous animals and with that in mind, it’s important to have them microchipped and wearing an ID tag to ensure people can identify them should they ever get lots. Whether the cat goes out for the first time, or you’ve taken your dog to the countryside and they get excited chasing a bird, pets do go missing which is why it’s crucial to have them microchipped so that they can be safely returned home when found. Similarly, it gives you peace of mind as an owner that your pet has identification and should anything happen, your contact details are available.
Comfortable Home Environment
Your pet needs to feel safe and secure when at home, with the right equipment to make them feel relaxed. Make sure you have the right items to create a comfortable home environment for your pet. From a cosy bed, food and water bowls, plenty of toys and even a comfort blanket, you want your pet to have access to plenty of things to keep them entertained and make them feel safe. If you have more than one pet, make sure you give them their own items, as getting pets to share can sometimes result in them feeling unsettled and unhappy.