Pets need love, care and attention more than you think or contrary to the idea they need little attention and are easy to manage. The furry creatures are considered fun companions to hang out with, but when you buy or adopt a petit’s a lifetime commitment and you are responsible for the health and well-being of your furry family member.
From providing good quality food to regular vet visits and grooming, your pet needs constant attention. During the pandemic, pets have been ignored and abandoned due to fear and rumors that they could transmit the coronavirus.
This was followed by another phase which saw a spike in the buying or adoption of pets as millions across the world were given the option of working from home. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Chandrakant Yadav, Chief Marketing Officer at ThePetNest, revealed some things people often tend to overlook when taking care of their pets:
1. Regular Veterinary Care – Pets have a shorter lifespan than humans. They need regular check-ups with vaccinations as needed. As a pet owner, you should take care of your pets the same way you would take care of any other family member. While regular visits to veterinary clinics can be tedious, these days online veterinary care is thriving to save pet owners from this hassle. Additionally, during the pandemic, many people have avoided going to pet salons or pet clinics for fear of contracting the infection. This affected the health of many pets as they suffered from poor skin and dental health. Nowadays, you can easily book pet consultations online and request a veterinarian for a home visit through online pet care and grooming services.
2. Healthy diet – Maintaining a good diet and meeting adequate nutritional needs are part of good animal health. Young pets have different dietary needs than adults. The food we eat may contain salt, garlic, onions, and other ingredients that may be harmful to some pets. You should do extensive research or contact an expert to find out the right diet for your pet. Pets also need the right amount of food. Too much or too little can be harmful, just like bad food. Overfeeding can lead to heart problems, kidney problems and obesity in pets. Contact your veterinarian for the right amount and food.
3. Keep your pet active – Engaging your pet in activities and games can not only promote physical and mental health, but also keep them entertained. People who ignore their pets due to work pressure or other issues often see their shoes, clothes, or wired devices damaged because a bored pet may engage in such behavior. It’s boredom that leads them to play with trash cans and tear up the couch. Broaden their horizons! Let them hang out and play ball at the park and socialize with your friends and neighbors. This will keep them active learning to be with new people. Try to tire your pet, especially dogs. This will keep them calm as they tend to rest after burning calories.
4. Proper grooming – Another thing that many of us tend to overlook is proper pet grooming. For example, matted fur is painful for dogs. Matted fur can occur when an animal’s coat is not properly cared for. You can use the right brush or book a groomer online. Dogs and cats are generally not friendly with bathing, tick removal, brushing or nail trimming, but these are essential and should be part of their wellness routine. Grooming has become easier after the pandemic thanks to online pet sitting services. These days, pet grooming can be scheduled online, and pets can get the right treatment in their comfortable shelter without any hassle.
In addition to the tips mentioned above, pet owners should ensure 24/7 access to fresh drinking water for their pets, provide safe and comfortable shelter, and take regular care of their needs in the bathroom. Practicing proper care can help you and your pets reap the benefits for life!