Pets are an important part of the family, so it’s important to take care of them. It’s also important to know how to keep them healthy and happy.
Visit the Vet Once a Year
Your veterinarian can evaluate your pet’s health and detect any problems before they become serious. They’ll perform a physical exam, give your pet a check-up, and may offer vaccines, heartworm prevention or routine deworming.
Exercise your Pet
Providing your pet with physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their health and well-being. It can prevent a wide range of health problems and help them stay happy and active.
Cold temperatures can cause two common problems: frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite happens when ice crystals form in an animal’s ears, paws, or tail and damage the tissue. If your dog or cat has frostbite, you should warm her up as quickly as possible to help break up the ice crystals and restore circulation.
Use a Heat Source
You can use a hot water bottle, electric blanket or even an old clothes dryer to provide your pet with a warm place to lay down and stay warm. You can also provide a bowl of warm, non-frozen water to keep her hydrated.
If you’re going to be away from home for a long period of time, consider putting your pet in a small room, such as an attic, that’s well-insulated. Make sure your pet has plenty of food and water, and a comfortable bed or blanket to sleep on.