We know how much you love your pets. There is nothing in the world that you wouldn’t do for your furry friends. If that meant they would be happy and healthy, we would go to the ends of the earth. When there is a health emergency, some of us rush to the vet, which is normal.
In some cases, what we thought was a major problem turned out to be silly. A lot of pet parents replied to the thread about their hilarious emergency vet bills. Dogs with the happy tail syndrome are not the only ones.
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At the time of writing, the thread had nearly 11k likes. It showed us that not all health emergencies are bad. There is a hint that vets have the patience of saints and the sense of humor of stand-up comedians. What would we do without them?
“All pets should have a suitable diet for their species and also for their age and constant access to fresh clean water. Pets should be the correct weight—not too fat or too thin! Owners can use body condition scores to check their pets are the correct size,” she said that you can check out how this works for your pet over here.
Pets need to be allowed to behave in ways that are natural to them according to the vet. That is where owners come in. A good environment can help.
“Allowing plenty of exercises will also help, for example, walks for dogs where they can sniff, run and explore. Cats can be encouraged to exercise and show their normal behaviors through interactive play with toys,” she shared.
“Rabbits and other smaller animals will also like toys or enrichment like cardboard tubes to chew or hide in. Socialization and training from a young age will be helpful in preventing many behavior issues later in life,” Claire said.
A lot depends on what pet you have and their character as an individual, as well, according to the vet.
“Some need the company of their own species (like rabbits or guinea pigs), while others prefer to be on their own.”
“Generally, dogs are likely to want a company with other dogs, while cats prefer to be alone, but this can be very individual and it’s best to watch their behavior with each other to see if they get along,” she said.
The owner has to remember that more pets need more resources. They need the means to take care of their animals.
There is nothing wrong with loving animals. It’s wonderful. Love also means responsibility, not just cuddling pets 24/7. Some people rush into pethood without thinking. That hurts everyone in the long run.
“One big mistake that pet owners may make is to get their pet without learning what owning them may involve. There is so much to think about to give our companions the best life that we can, so it’s a great idea to plan ahead and do lots of research before getting a pet,” the vet suggested.
“This can allow you to choose the right type of pet that fits in best with your lifestyle, understand their needs, and make sure you get your pet from a reputable source. Remember to think about which pets are better for households with children or other pets, their exercise requirements, costs, and any likely health issues,” Claire said, adding that you can find a handy quiz to help identify your perfect pet right over here.