Tips for Keeping Your Pet Healthy
You love your pet dearly, and you want to adopt “best practices” with respect to pet safety and pet health. Although U.S. pet food manufacturing processes are highly controlled and regulated, you still need to use common sense and good judgment to avoid problems.
First of all, clean your pet’s bowls regularly. It’s tempting – particularly if you feed your dog, cat, or other pet wet food – to avoid cleaning the bowl in between feedings. But this process can allow bacteria to grow, which can sicken your pet. The bad effects of microbes may not be instantly visible, either – you may only notice the negative effects over months or years.
Likewise, deploy proper hygiene with respect to your pet’s water bowls, litter boxes, etc. Unsanitary living or eating conditions can spawn a variety of health problems.
Likewise, choose your pet food wisely. Cats are obligate carnivores; they must live on a diet of mostly meat. Thus, you want to avoid feeding your cat a very high grain and carbohydrate-based diet, because that could lead to the development of feline obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. While dogs are more omnivorous, you also want to avoid feeding your dog processed, carbohydrate rich food. Feed pets foods that they evolved to eat, and they will be less likely to become overweight and develop health problems.
A Happy Pet is a Healthy Pet
Lastly, invest in high-quality pet products and treats. The team here at Sadie’s Pet Products has tremendous experience and a growing catalog of goodies and technologies to help you bond with your pet and keep him or her safe, healthy, and vibrant.
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