As a pet parent, it’s always a top priority to provide the best care for your furry friend. Here are some general pet wellness tips to ensure your pet remains happy and healthy!
Pet owner responsibilities begin with regular visits (and online visits) to the veterinarian. Your pets should receive a general checkup at least once or twice a year - and though that may be more often than humans, consider they have a shorter lifespan! When pets are young, depending on your pet’s vaccination schedule, you may have to visit the vet in-person more frequently.
Every pet owner’s worst nightmare is losing their pet. So, it is important to properly equip your pet with a safe collar and identification tags that contain your contact information and address should they ever go missing.
There is an abundance of meal options you have access to as a pet owner, but knowing what’s the best for your pet can be a real challenge. Ensure your pet’s food has a healthy balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, which provide the most energy and nutrients to your pet.
Establishing a regular routine consisting of exercise, training, and hygiene health is very important for your pet’s overall wellness. Ensure you groom your pets often with a proper cat or dog grooming brush (brushes vary depending on the type of fur or coat your pet has), and even brush their teeth if needed.
Generally, pets should have their nails trimmed every 3-4 weeks. If you are not comfortable trimming nails on your own, visit a veterinarian to help you. If possible, it’s important to house-train your pets when they are young. Properly socializing, house training, litter-box training, and leash-training your pets in the first 6-12 months of their lives is crucial in helping them develop as gentle, friendly, and well-trained companions.
Questions about veterinary visits, identification, nutrition, training, or even general pet care? Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals today at https://vetster.com/ for advice and to learn more about your pet’s wellness.
Brace yourself, because summer weather is in full swing, and that usually means extremely hot, humid temperatures are a sure thing. While uncomfortable for us, extreme heat events can be life-threatening to your pets. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your pets enjoy summery days as much as you do.
Did you know there are more than 84-million doggy households and 66-million cat owners in North America? Over the last year, as many of us stayed at home, we also took the opportunity to add to our families with four-legged friends. The rise in pet ownership over the last year has been wonderful to see and the pet care industry as a result has grown to nearly $100-billion.
Veterinary professionals across the industry are increasingly exploring veterinary telemedicine opportunities and finding new and fulfilling to expand their careers. Working as a professional partner with a platform like Vetster offers veterinary professionals complete autonomy over hours of work, consultation fees and of course physical location (since the internet is boundary-less!). The package deal of flexibility, portability and an ability to augment their income can greatly reduce work-related stress for many veterinarians and technicians.
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