Amidst the pandemic, we’ve been hearing the howling of starving dogs more than ever recently. Street dogs are hungry because their habitats are no longer available. While many kind people feed these vulnerable street animals, the number of animals vomiting on the street due to a shortage of food and water has risen.
Having a pet at home through certain moments of unpredictability and lockdowns can be pretty tricky. Animal owners and parents are grappling with pet welfare, food supply, and pet walks. In this situation, many of you are looking for professional guidance. Before looking for online pet care, here are some things you can do.
#1 Veterinary Consultation
As a pet owner, you’re probably visiting a veterinary consultant regularly already. Your dog or cat needs a checkup at least once or twice a year. However, it depends mainly on age. Small pets need more visits depending on their vaccine schedule.
As a responsible pet parent, vaccinating your dog is an essential part of pet care. Ask your vet to schedule an immunization program for your kitten. It will help them battle sickness and diseases easily from the inside.
#3 Proper Identification
Pet care doesn’t only include health care. You must also look out for them so that they don’t get lost. Especially if you parent an infant, they’re more vulnerable to rushing out the door. You can buy them an identifying collar and a sticker with all of your contact details on it!
#4 Safe Diet
Providing your puppy with new, cold water and healthy food is the key to conscientious pet ownership. The right foods will provide your best friend with the energy and nutrients they need. However, finding the right food isn’t that easy. Look for a healthy mix of protein, sugars, and fats in your kitten’s diet. Of course, consult your veterinarian before changing the diet.
#5 Home-Based Care
Your duty as a pet owner is to instill healthy grooming skills in your pets at home as well as at the vet’s or groomers. Brushing their hair, combing their fur, and feeding them nutritious food contribute to their overall wellbeing. You can also schedule hygiene and maintenance activities for your puppy.
#6 Comfortable Accommodation
As season change happens, take a peek to make sure you’re maintaining a clean, comfortable environment for your pet. If the litter box is no longer up to par, you can spruce up your kitty’s toilet. Also, look for uncovered cables and wires (chew toys for small pets), close safety fences, patch open windows or screens, and clear any toxic plants from your home.
#7 Socialization & Training
It is also one of the vital parts of pet care. You need to make sure that your cat or dog is well disciplined and good at socializing. Start training when your puppy is young and can learn quickly. Toilet training and obedience training should be your utmost priority. You can take advice from local trainers or local animal shelters. Remember, a good pet is a well-trained pet.