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Tips for New Puppies and Kittens

Becoming the proud owner of a new puppy or kitten is a very exciting time! Pet ownership comes with wonderful benefits such as companionship and unconditional love, but there are also many responsibilities and it’s important that you are prepared for these so that you can ensure you offer the best possible care to your new addition. Providing them with a comfortable bed, a healthy balanced diet and plenty of stimulation and exercise are basic and fairly obvious needs. However, there are also some elements of puppy and kitten ownership that are often overlooked. We’ve put together the following tips about some of the less obvious, but nevertheless crucially important elements of providing proper care for your puppy or kitten.

Why Bring Your Pet in for an Exam Annually?

Your pets may seem invincible with their high-energy play an enormous appetite, but they can still develop certain medical conditions. To care for them more, you should bring them to their vet for regular checkups. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends annual exams for every pet. If you want to understand why you should bring your pet in for an annual health exam, here’s what you should know.

Parasite Control for Pets

The American Veterinary Medical Association emphasizes the importance of parasite control for all pets. Research shows that your pets are attractive to internal and external parasites. Although most of them target your pets, others jump from pets to humans. These parasites are zoonotic. Protecting your furry companions from parasites is equivalent to keeping your household safe. If you want to find out more about effective parasite control for pets, here’s what you should know.

Diagnosing Skin Issues in Pets

Skin conditions, disorders, and problems are common among pets. The reason is that the skin is the representative of your pet’s overall health. Both internal and external factors manifest their influence in and on the body through the skin’s appearance. By thoroughly examining the skin, you can diagnose some skin issues your pet may have.

Knowing When to Bring Your Pet in for Urgent Care

Here are some of the key signs that your pet needs to receive urgent veterinary care. 

Risks of Poor Pet Dental Health

Dental health in animals is important because the consequences of poor oral hygiene go beyond mouth issues. Poor oral hygiene can cause severe health issues in animals. Below are some of the common risks linked to poor dental health in animals.

Reasons Your Pet May Need Hospitalization

Animals can become injured or unwell at any time and, just like us, sometimes animals become too sick to be able to be cared for on an outpatient basis. In these instances, you will be recommended to allow them to be hospitalized. Here are some of the most common reasons why your pet may need to stay in hospital.  

Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are just as important and beneficial for animals as they are for humans. This is because pet vaccinations will keep your beloved furbaby safe from many of the most serious and harmful diseases that could affect them and put their health and wellbeing at risk. In fact, vaccinations have saved the lives of countless animals to date and will continue to do so well into the future. 

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