There are many health benefits of owning a pet, some for personal reasons, others because your pet will give you unconditional loyalty. They can increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialise. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can also help manage loneliness and depression by giving us companionship.
Before you consider getting a new pet, make sure that it is the right one for you and your family. Do some research beforehand about the specific needs of the animal. Ask yourself these questions before getting a pet:
How long will this animal live?
What does the pet eat?
How much exercise does the pet need?
How large will it become?
How much will veterinary care cost?
Do I have enough time to properly care for and clean up after the pet?
What type of habitat does this pet need to be healthy?
What type of exercise does this pet need?
Are there young children, older people, or people with weak immune systems who will care for or be around the pet?
Whether you have a dog a cat or another fun pet, providing regular, life long veterinary care is important for keeping your pet and family healthy. Regular vet visits are essential to good pet health. Talk to us about how to keep your pet healthy, providing them with a good diet or an exercise plan. Keep up with your pet’s vaccines, deworming, and flea and tick control. By keeping your pet healthy, you help to keep yourself and your family healthy. Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about your pet’s health or if you think your pet may be sick.