When we have a pet they quickly become a major part of our family.  They want to be with us, explore our home and find a specific spot to call their own.  Over time these pets will start to take on the behaviors of their owners and the owners will start to take on the behaviors of their pets.  When this happens there is an unbreakable bond that forms. 

With such a close connection to our pets, it is extremely hard to see them sick or injured.  When our pets don’t feel right we want to do everything in our power to prevent them from suffering.  In most cases it involves us taking them to a new brighton vet or another care facility.  Before this happens however, we can do some specific tasks to help prevent them from getting sick or injured.

Watch their diet

Watching their diet is key to the overall health of your animals.  For most people giving table scraps or other human food seems like a good idea.  However, the food that we purchase in the stores is much healthier for them.  To ensure that our pets remain healthy, refrain from giving them foods that are not for them. 

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Exercise

Get your pets up and moving.  When our pets are young, they have so much energy that it amazes us.  They will be up and running through the house, in the yard and dragging you down the street for walks.  As they get older however, it becomes clear that they start to lose this spark of energy.  To keep them healthy, you need to push them to do exercise.  Get them out for a walk, play with them in the yard and continue doing the activities that they have enjoyed so far in life.

To keep your animals healthy and away from the vet, it will be a two-sided commitment.   You have to put in the effort and give them the proper diet and they need to follow suit.