How to look after your pet

2015-10-06 06:00
Healthy pets are happy pets.

Healthy pets are happy pets.

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PETS need lots of care, love, and affection from their owners, just like you did when you were little. Here are some helpful tips on caring for your pet.

1. Research the correct care for your animal. You can find information in books and online.

Make sure to check that the information is recent and valid.

2. Plan out routines. Animals like routines, and youand#039;re more likely to regularly do mandatory things, such as walking your pet, feeding your pet, and giving it the care that it needs.

3. Exercise. Just like with humans, obese animals are more likely to have health issues and live shorter lives.

Of course, the term, exercise means different things for different animals (for dogs itand#039;s daily walks, for hamsters itand#039;s exercise balls, for parrots itand#039;s time to come out of the cage, etc), but all animals need it.

4. Give your pet space to roam. Give your pet a spacious area and if possible, let them out every day or every other day to exercise.

5. Train your pet, whether it’s a dog, cat or rabbit. – Supplied

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