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Basic care of your pet

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by bestdoggroomingtips, Jul 22, 2020.

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  1. bestdoggroomingtips

    bestdoggroomingtips PetForums Newbie

    Jul 13, 2020
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    Visit the vet!

    We could not start differently, the first thing you have to do with your pet is to go to the vet. Pay close attention to everything he says. She will give you advice about her diet, deworming and general care. In addition to checking your health. Surely your dog or cat will end up hating those visits to the vet , but for us they are good and obligatory.

    All for your health.

    Parasites: Cats and dogs should be treated for internal parasites every 3 months, and especially when they are puppies, and before vaccination. There are also external parasites such as fleas and ticks that are eradicated using appropriate products. You better check with the vet. Thus we will have our friend clean inside and out.


    The first thing you should know is that if your pet is not vaccinated, it cannot come into contact with other animals or with the outside during the first two months of life . The vaccination plan will vary based on race, immune status, and lifestyle. It will be designed by our veterinarian and you will be able to see how beneficial they are to avoid diseases such as parvovirus, distemper or canine hepatitis, in the case of dogs, and others such as calicivirus, panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, in the case of cats.

    Sterilization: Sterilization is a recommended practice. In the case of males, castration reduces fights with other dogs, house leaks, even trends such as urine marking or riding. In the case of females, it will reassure you to know that sterilization eliminates heat, the possibility of pseudopregnancy, reduces the incidence of breast tumors, as well as meows and other behaviors that are typical of heat. This operation does not cause mood changes in the animal and it turns out to be very common and without risks. Consult with your veterinarian about the best dates to carry it out and remember that a sterilized dog and cat avoid unwanted litters, which in our country accounts for 15% of animals that have been abandoned.

    Bureaucratic procedures

    The more meticulous you are in this step, the more facilities you will find to have your pet well located. You have to register him as a person in the City Council census, put the obligatory microchip on him and obtain his health card where he will keep up to date with vaccines and veterinary history. If you are frequently traveling with your dog or cat, apply for the European Passport for Pets.


    Let's go for a walk! Enjoy walks with your dog, he needs them to exercise and socialize, so about three walks a day will be fine and even better if you alternate them with long walks in the field. The cat, unlike the dog, can spend his life at home, but yes, you can create a fun environment for him to have a pipe. Be civil and collect your dog's feces and if you have a cat remember to clean its tray and change its litter periodically .

    The bathroom . It is not necessary to bathe the dog every month, if we brush him daily he will keep clean and it will only be necessary to bathe him twice a year. If the cat is healthy and does not leave the house, you will never have to bathe it.
  2. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    Not here in the UK you don't.
    This is a UK based forum.
  3. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Administrator
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    Jan 21, 2013
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    I'm afraid a lot of this advice s not relevant to most forum users. As stated above it's a UK based forum.:Locktopic
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