Undoubtedly, it is very important to worry about the health of your family and other close people. However, it is equally important to remember about the pets living in the house. Any animal, like a person, needs love, care, help in overcoming various diseases. Therefore, to maintain the health of pets should know some rules.
First rule: do not feed to slaughter
Experts believe that very many owners of pets are improperly approaching nutrition, very often overfeeding them. If the pet has unlimited access to food, and his diet is not standardized, it can lead to undesirable consequences in the form of obesity, to deterioration of the general condition of the body, the appearance of cardiovascular disorders. The pet should not eat more than once or twice a day.
Another mistake of the owners of pets is the opinion that the diet of the animal must be very diverse. It is necessary to remember that in conditions of life outside of the will, animals should be fed similarly to nutrition in the natural environment.
The ideal food for cats and dogs are products of animal origin, namely: fish, meat, cottage cheese, eggs. Dry food is necessary because it contains the necessary amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Feeding animals with food from the human table is strictly prohibited.
The second rule: fresh air
Veterinarians say that the healthiest animals are those who live on the street, that is, in the courtyard. Not in an apartment, but on the street, pets feel very comfortable. If we talk about dogs, even breeds with short hair do not freeze and do not get cold on the street in the winter. Therefore, walking outdoors is essential, and it is desirable to do this as often as possible.
It should be noted that it is not worthwhile to feed the animals just before going out for a walk, and also right after it. Give the food should be a few hours before leaving for fresh air and after thirty minutes after returning. Very many animal owners do not follow this rule, and in vain, because feed and paddock are two incompatible processes.
As for cats, those who live permanently in the apartment do not need outdoor walks: changing the habitual situation can cause feline stress. If an animal from a small age is accustomed to walking on a leash, staying in the fresh air will only benefit.
Third rule: pedagogy is necessary
Sometimes it happens that a calm dog or cat begins to behave very aggressively towards its owner. Because of this inadequate behavior, some owners believe that their pets are sick with rabies. Although the true reason for this behavior, according to experts, is a lack of education. Although psychological ill health can be corrected, it is still better to engage in upbringing from an early age. Therefore, after the appearance of the house of the animal, you should consult a specialist - psychologist or trainer, who will tell you how to treat the pet, so that later there are no problems.
The fourth rule: prevention
That the darling was healthy and vigorous, it is necessary to observe veterinary-sanitary rules of leaving. According to these rules, it is necessary every year to vaccinate animals against rabies and infectious diseases. In addition, every month it is necessary to treat from parasites (ticks, block), and every quarter from worms. Every year the animal should be inspected by a veterinarian.
An important point is the sterilization of the animal. Sterilized animals are much calmer, very obedient, their hormonal background is restored, and life expectancy is increased by several years. Therefore it is desirable, if the pet does not participate in breeding breeding, the animal is sterilized.
The fifth rule: no self-treatment
Very many owners at the first signs of the disease try to treat animals with folk remedies. It happens that good intentions lead to the fact that easy poisoning or a cold can lead to serious consequences. Therefore, in case of a disease, it is necessary to contact a specialist.