How to Pamper your Pet for Pet Appreciation Week 2014
- Annual and Semi-Annual Wellness Exams: yearly check-ups with your pet’s doctor are important for your pet’s overall health and well-being. Issues can be resolved before they become more severe, preventative measures can be taken to ensure a long and happy life, and you get a chance to speak with your pet’s health care provider about the best ways to keep your pet healthy.
- Exercise and Play: daily exercise and playtime with your pet are important. You help your pet (and yourself!) maintain a healthy weight, and provide needed mental stimulation. As an added bonus, you also get to bond more closely to your pet! Remember: their favorite thing in the world is to spend time with you!
- A Balanced and Nutritious Diet: no matter what you choose to best suit your pet and its lifestyle, make sure it is a balanced diet that provides everything your pet needs. If you ever have any questions about your pet’s diet do not hesitate to ask us at the annual wellness exam or to call and speak with a technician. Routine weight checks are free!
- Spay or Neuter your Pet: “fixing” your pet provides many health and behavior benefits, as well as limits the unwanted pet population. Call us to learn more about this surgical wellness procedure!
- Preventive Wellness Care & Parasite Prevention: vaccinations and monthly parasite preventions help your pet stay healthy year-round. Protection from common diseases, fleas, ticks, and heartworms is important to ensure your pet’s health and your own, as some diseases and parasites can also be transferred to humans (rabies, zoonotic diseases, leptospirosis, etc).
- Love and Care: spending time with your pet, playing, relaxing, pretty much doing anything, means the world to them. They need to spend time with their owners in order to maintain a happy lifestyle. Always remember, you are everything to your pet.
Sarah M. has been in the veterinary industry for over 11 years as an animal care technician, veterinary assistant, and practice manager. She has been with Lifetime Pet Centers for over 7 years.