Learn how to care for a new pet before buying. Pets are a great addition to any family but they require lots of attention just like a newborn baby would. Pets need love and care to prevent health problems like heart worms, ticks and fleas. Preventing these on your pet will give you years of enjoyment with your new found friend.
When you purchase or receive a new pet they are usually six to seven weeks of age. Your pet will need to be seen by a veterinarian which is someone to look over your pet to ensure he or she is healthy and will tell you ways to prevent different diseases like those mentioned above. Heart worms if left untreated can cause your pets death. Heart worm disease is caused by worms living on the right side of your pets heart and arteries of the lungs. Worms can grow to be 14 inches long when they are adults. Heart worm infection can cause damage to arteries and damage to liver and kidneys. Heart worms can also lead to heart failure in your pet. Your Veterinarian can give you a heart worm preventive to keep this from happening. You can also talk with your vet beforehand on how to care for a new pet. They will give you tips on care and health.
Fleas and ticks on your pet can also lead to major health problems for your new friend. Fleas and ticks suck the blood from your pets body which can lead to hair loss and eventually make your pet very sick. If the infestation is bad enough it could lead to your pets death. Fleas on cats can cause tapeworms, cytauzoonosis, cat scratch disease, plaque, tularemia and many more health diseases. Summertime is when your pets could develop this potential problem. Speak to your Veterinarian about the prevention used in controlling fleas and ticks.
Not only does your new pet need health care but he needs love too. regular feedings and grooming of your dog is essential in making your pet a happy pet. Your new pet will need several small meals throughout the day and as he or she gets bigger the amount you feed will increase and the times will slow down. Always keep fresh water available for your pet especially on really hot days. As your pet gets older his fur will get longer and it will need brushing and cutting. A local dog groomer can assist you with grooming and bathing your pet. Learning how to care for your new pet before buying in will ensure a happy union between owner and pet.
Exercise is also needed for a healthy pet. Take your new pet for walks and play fetch with him or her. This gives you an activity you both can bond and share together. Creating a loving relationship between pet and owner. Learning all of the ways to care for a new pet makes everyone happy.
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