We all want our animal companions to live long, healthy lives, and that's why October is National Pet Wellness Month. During the month of October, set aside some time to evaluate your pet's health and make sure that you are helping them stay in great shape.
National Pet Wellness Month is a perfect time to think about what you can do to maintain and improve your pet's health throughout the year. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Schedule a vet appointment - your pet should be getting yearly checkups with the vet. A physical examination can catch any issues early and treat them before they become emergencies. Make sure your pet is up to date on all shots and medications. And a dental cleaning can also be a great idea, as dental health can really make a difference in the overall health of your pet.
- Think about diet and exercise - what your pet eats and how much exercise they get can have a huge impact on how healthy they are. Ask your vet for recommendations when it comes to food, and ask about how much exercise your pet should be getting.
- Pet-proof your home - it's easy to get caught up in day to day life, and sometimes we forget to put away household cleaners, chemicals, or other things that could be harmful for our pets. October is a great time to check your whole house to make sure that things are in their place, and that anything that's a danger is out of your pet's reach.
Our animal companions rely on us to keep them safe and healthy, so it's important to do everything we can to promote pet health. This October, and all year round, make sure you are doing the best for your pet!