According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, around 38% of families in the USA in 2018 would own a dog (often, more than just one). And while 77 mln dogs of all breeds push the veterinary medicine in the country to the new level, prevention still remains one of the wisest ways to keep your furry pet from disorders. Being a pet parent, we’re sure you’re taking the utmost care of your little friend. You cherish every moment spent with them, whether.
However, being a pet parent is more than just this. You must ensure that your pet is happy, healthy and safe at all times. In this blog, we’ll go over some crucial ways in which you can protect your dog.
Keep an Eye on What It Eats
A healthy diet is essential for the health of your dog. No doubt, you feed them with the best diet including all necessary nutrients. But, still they become sick sometimes. The fault is not with what you are feeding them. They become sick due to their bad eating. Dogs are often very curious to look over and taste whatever they see around them.
Eating spoiled food or drinking contaminated or dirty water can also be the reason for their sickness. Therefore, keep the dustbins covered always and no waste should be left outside. It means keeping eye on their eating habits is equally important as feeding them the best.
Get Timely Vaccination
You may not keep your furry friend away from playing with an outside friend during walks. But, you can prevent diseases and infections that it can get from them. Take them for timely vaccinations. Pets need vaccination at every stage of growth from kitten to grown-up adult. Timely vaccination helps in avoiding the danger of rabies, leptospira, distemper, and CPV.
“Every dog breed has its own unique protection level against diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.” – says Kelly Fenney, owner of one of the largest kennels in the UK offering puppies for sale. “It is always a good idea to discuss topics like that with your puppy breeder or a vet” – she adds up.
Dogs required vaccination according to breed, weather conditions and. Don’t forget to take them for vaccination. Usually, dogs need two types of vaccination- core and non-core vaccination. The core vaccination is essential to prevent dogs from harmful diseases common in them whereas the latter help in boosting their immune power to fight against diseases.
Regular Vet Visits
As your furry friend completely depends upon you for health care, it is your responsibility to take him to the vet for regular care. Sometimes, the symptoms of a disease are not observable for a long time. And sometimes you can detect something is not going right. It leads to serious health issues. To avoid this make regular visits to the veterinarian. He will examine the signs and symptoms growing in your dog. Also, the vet will carefully examine it from tail to nose and conduct tests if any symptoms are observed. He will suggest needed precautions and medications to overcome the problem. This will help in the timely prevention of the illness before it becomes prevalent.
Keep Them Safe From Outer Animals
While taking out a dog for a walk or regular outing, do not let it in contact with the other animals. Public dogs are more prone to diseases and infections. If your dog will come in contact with them he could also get infected. It is more specific in kittens and puppies.
Also, keep them safe from wild animals when taking them on the road or in the park. Wild animals can harm them badly and cause many infectious diseases in them. Some dogs spend long periods outside the home in a garden area or patio and even eat their food there. In this situation, there is a possibility of contamination of food and water by other animals. This will cause the transmission of diseases. So, avoid keeping water and food bowls outside and uncovered.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
There are some common symptoms such as lethargy, weight loss, fever, difficulty in breathing and loss of appetite that are found in sick dogs. If you find any of these symptoms of illness in your dog, it is important to consult a vet immediately. A vet can clearly examine the cause of these symptoms and treat them before they become serious for its health.
Keeping yourself safe is also important with taking care of your four-legged friend. Some infection can be transmitted from dogs to humans. So, wash your hand properly before and after having contact with it if he has some infectious disease. It will be useful for both of you. We hope this information will be helpful for you in proper care of your furry friend.