All of the information available about healthy pets can be overwhelming. There is so much advice about dog care and cat care that doing the right thing to ensure that I have happy dogs and happy cats is often confusing. It seems like dog nutrition was so simple when I was a kid but it gets more complex everyday. I am never sure I am feeding the most healthy dog food. Having only had cats as an adult, I enjoy learning about cat nutrition but finding the perfect healthy cat food usually perplexes me as well. So those times that I read yet another study about one more thing I should be doing to ensure my pets are as healthy and happy as possible, I stop, step back and remember that perfect pet care doesn't have to be so complicated. It's truly as easy as one, two three!
One: Regular Vet Visits
The benefits of regular vet visits to dog and cat health are innumerable. Even if my pets seems perfectly healthy, I never skip veterinary check-ups. Pets are very good at hiding issues, problems and disease. Even if the humans in our household don't get annual doctor exams, we never skip veterinary check-ups. Pets age more rapidly than humans so even just annual vet visits are be equal to a human seeing a doctor every 3-7 years.
Two: Proper Pet Nutrition
While this step doesn't sound easy, when a good relationship exists between with a regular veterinarian, the doctor can help through every step of the healthy feeding way. From making sure the pets food is right for their unique nutritional needs to feeding the correct amount, ensuring proper nutrition for pet nutrition doesn't have to be difficult.
Three: Loving Little Extras
My pets probably don't know that taking them to the vet even when they aren't sick and feeding them the healthiest food possible are ways I show them how much I love them. Yet when I spend quality time grooming, playing, walking and even comfortably resting, with my pets, I improve their health by improving their quality of life. In turn, it makes me happy to see my pets happy.