Now that we all stay at home because of the global pandemic, you’re probably spending more time with your family… and with your pets if you have them. Since you’re enjoying more time with them, you’ve probably noticed that your pets have more needs that you imagined.
Aside from the affection and quality time that they want from you, they also have health-related needs that you should pay attention to. In this post, we’ll talk about the simple things that you can do for your fur babies to keep them healthy and to give them a long life. Read on to find out.
Keep them away from the bathroom and kitchen
Playful and curious as they are, your pet may find the bathroom and kitchen very interesting.
Some pets love the smell of food in the kitchen and they make frequent visits there. The problem is when they find onion, garlic, chocolates, coffee, and other dangerous food for pets on the floor and eat them while you’re busy cooking.
Some pets, on the other hand, have a dangerous habit of drinking water from the bathroom floor. You can just imagine the impurities or the rust from your bathroom plumbing that they will get by doing that.
Aside from getting the home repair services that you need to keep your faucet and shower system rust-free, you have to be extra careful not to let your pets inside the bathroom or the kitchen. This will keep them safe from all the things that can endanger their health in those areas of your home.
Keep them hydrated
Whether it’s the summer season or not, you have to keep your pets hydrated all the time. Some dogs don’t have the habit of drinking water. In fact, some of them are not fond of getting hydrated at all. There are instances when a pet just doesn’t like their water dispenser so they’d rather not drink at all.
You have to monitor your pet’s water intake and ensure that they get enough water in their bodies. A tip that we can give you is to check that your pet drinks water after every meal and before their last pee in the evening.
Clean the house regularly
We can’t observe every movement of our pets but we have to understand that they are more prone to dirt than we are. That’s why we have to make sure that the house is clean so that they won’t be in danger of the impurities lurking on the floor and in every corner of our home. Remember that pets love sniffing and eating whatever they find interesting. Therefore, keep the house clean by sweeping the floor everyday and vacuuming the areas where your pets usually stay.
Avoid feeding human food to your pet
On a final note, it’s important not to feed your pet with human food. You may feel the other way around when they give you that puppy look. But it would be better to feed them treats that are formulated especially for them instead of feeding them human food that can be too salty or too seasoned for them. It will just endanger their health and cause them harm.
Our home pets our truly part of the family and we want to be with them for as long as possible. Taking care of our pets is like taking care of our own children. We give them the attention and love that they need while protecting them from anything that can endanger their health. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and happy!