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Five Secrets to a Happy, Healthy Pet

Our animal companions are much more than just pets. They’re friends, companions, confidants, and family members. It’s only natural that you want your beloved furbaby to be as healthy as possible! In this article, your Geist veterinarian offers the 5 secrets of keeping your furball healthy.

Annual Vet Visits

We know that coming to visit us probably isn’t one of your furry buddy’s favorite things to do. Our four-legged clients don’t always understand that we truly do have their best interests in mind. Your pet may balk at getting poked and prodded, or even hide under the bed at the mention of the word ‘vet’. Regardless of how your pet feels about it, bringing your furbaby in for regular checkups is one of the most important things you can do for your four-legged pal’s health.

Quality Food

Proper nutrition is definitely very important to keeping your furball in good health. All pet foods are not created equal, however: many common brands use fillers and other ingredients that are not necessarily good for your furry buddy. Always feed your furkid the best quality pet food you can afford.

Grooming

Regular grooming will not only help your furbaby look and smell good, it’s also great for his overall health. Grooming helps fight fleas and eliminates mats and tangles that can become painful. Fido usually needs more help in this department than Fluffy does, but even kitties will benefit from regular brushing.

Dental Care

Dental problems are one of the most common problems we see in pets today. Dental issues can contribute or lead to several other health issues, such as heart and liver problems and digestive issues. Keeping up on your furball’s dental care will have a much bigger impact on your pet’s overall health than you may suspect!

Exercise

Exercise is good for you, and it’s good for your pet too! Making sure your pet gets enough exercise is another critical aspect of your furbaby’s overall health. Don’t let your furry pal become a couch potato. Take Fido out for regular walks, and get Kitty moving by using interactive toys.

Do you have any questions about your pet’s health, care, or behavior? Is your pet due for a checkup? We are here to help! Please contact us for all your pet care needs.

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