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Pet Checkup: 4 Health Concerns Every Owner Should Focus On

When you have a pet, you must make sure that it is healthy, and there are four basic health concerns for dogs and cats. By understanding how to care for your pet’s health, it can live longer and have more energy.

Pet Checkup: 4 Health Concerns Every Owner Should Focus On

Pet Checkup: 4 Health Concerns Every Owner Should Focus On

Preventing Rabies

It is important to have your pets vaccinated to prevent rabies. Wild animals such as skunks or raccoons can carry the rabies virus, and if your cat or dog is in a fight with one of these animals, then a bite or scratch can lead to an infection. If your beloved pet contracts rabies, then it will die from the disease, but your pet’s behavior may change before its death, and it may attack you. Humans can also develop rabies, and without immediate treatment, it also leads to death.

Flea Prevention

You won’t want to have fleas on your pet’s fur and skin, so you should use preventative measures to keep these pests away from your cats or dogs. There are several ways to avoid having fleas on your pets, including oral treatments, specialized collars, and topical solutions. If you suspect that your pet has fleas, then you can also spray its coat with a ready-made product, or you can wash its fur with a special shampoo.

Routine Consultations

To ensure that your pet is healthy, take it to a veterinarian for a routine checkup. After your cat or dog is examined, you can have one of many pet consultations with the veterinarian to learn more about keeping your pet healthy. Your veterinarian may recommend a specialized diet for a dog or cat that has a health problem, or she may suggest that your pet receive daily medication for diabetes mellitus or arthritis.

Avoid Distemper

Distemper is another disease that you can prevent in your pets by having it immunized. It is possible to have a cat or dog immunized for this condition that is often contracted from other pets or from wildlife mammals. This disease has a variety of symptoms, including coughing, fatigue and fever. You can prevent this virus by having your pets immunized at least once at your veterinarian’s office.

To avoid any diseases in your pets, make sure to watch your dogs and cats carefully for the signs of problems. In addition, train your pets to stay near you while you are walking outside to prevent problems such as contracting parasitical infections. You should also teach your pet to accept food only from you rather than other people.

Bilger Susan Scribner

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

I have 4 dogs. Three are Shelties and one is a rescue PomChi. We are in our mid 50's and early 60's and to be honest when they all have upset tummies at the same time I have to wonder what we were thinking. It is so much work and heartache when they are sick and little we can do to help them feel better. For us, dogs are apart of the family so even though it's hard when they are sick they give us so much joy when they get better.

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