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Things To Do For Pet Wellness Day

October 1 2021

Things To Do For Pet Wellness Day


Did you know that October is Pet Wellness Month? That’s a pretty important topic in our little corner of the world. Our animal companions rely on us to care for them, and to make sure that they are happy, healthy, and comfortable. This is a great time to revisit your pet’s care regimen! A Crown Point, IN vet lists a few things to put on your to-do list below.


Get Active


Weight management and exercise are both crucial aspects of your pet’s overall health and care needs. Animals need proper activity just as much as we do! If you have a cat or a small animal, take some time to play with them. Dog owners can take advantage of fall’s gorgeous weather and take their canine companions for a nice long walk.


Habitat Check


Make sure your pet has a clean, comfy bed or habitat. If you have a dog or cat, take time to clean their toys, furniture, dishes, and other belongings. If you have a bird, rabbit, or another smaller critter, give their home and accessories a deep cleaning. If you have a reptile, make sure that their heating and lighting equipment is functioning properly.


Veterinary Appointment


Has it been a while since your pet saw their doctor? Let this be a reminder to make an appointment! There’s really no better way to recognize the importance of wellness care than to get your furred—or scaled or feathered—friend checked out. Make sure that your animal companion is current on any tests, screenings, vaccines or parasite control products they need. This is also a great time to ask your vet for specific care tips.



Nutrition


A good pet care routine starts with a good diet. Your animal companion’s nutritional needs will change over time: a Labrador puppy has very different needs than a senior Chihuahua. Your pet may also benefit from certain vitamins or supplements. Ask your vet for recommendations.


Petproofing


Our animal companions certainly do have a knack for getting themselves into mischief. Take a look around, and address any potential hazards, such as toxic plants or plastic bags or wires. Better safe than sorry! 


Love


Your faithful friend’s mental and emotional well-being also matter. Spend some extra time with them today! 


Do you need to make an appointment for your pet? Contact us, your local Crown Point, IN animal clinic, today!

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