fear free huskeyThere are all sorts of ways to express love to your furbabies, but in the last part of our Love Manual for your pet, we’re going to remind you of the very basics, with the help of some basic idioms that your granny taught you.

An Apple a Day. Feeding your pet the proper diet is probably the most important thing that you must do for your pet. There are so many options available, but keep in mind two things. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means many of them benefit most from high moisture and high protein diets.

Dogs can have a more varied menu that include vegetables, fruits, and grains. Cats and dogs have different needs at various stages in their lives.

An Ounce of Prevention. At Town N Country, we are very patient specific when it comes to treatments and preventions. Nonetheless, there are some very core things that every pet must have:

Dogs – Rabies vaccine, Distemper-Parvo vaccine, tick prevention, heartworm prevention, routine deworming, and flea prevention.
Cats – Rabies vaccine, Distemper vaccine, tick prevention, heartworm prevention, routine deworming, and flea prevention.
As Fit as a Fiddle. All pets require daily activity, whether it is physical or mental. An 18 year old cat with chronic renal failure is going to require very different amounts of interaction than a six month old German Shepherd. A pet who is bored may present undesirable behaviors like excessive vocalization, destroying things, licking, or gnawing on their skin. Pets who don’t get enough exercise will probably gain weight, but they also might act lethargic or destructive. You may also notice stiffness in their joints. Talk to us if you need ideas to help keep your pet’s mind and body fit!

Armed to the Teeth.
 Your pet’s teeth are so important that we do a basic oral evaluation at each checkup. Routine cleaning should be based on your pets specific oral health. Smaller breeds may require cleaning every 6 to 12 months to maintain optimal oral health while larger breeds can often go years without cleanings.
To keep those pearly whites shining, wipe your teeth with oral wipe, which are available at Town and Country. We can help you use a proven dental chew for your pet. Your pet also needs routine brushing with a toothpaste especially for pets.

If you’ve forgotten some of the basics, or if you need help in a particular area, we’re here to help. Basically, we’ll do anything possible to help keep your pet healthy, happy, and feeling the love.

Sweet Emotions: Love Manual For Your Pet – Part 1
Treats That Aren’t Treats: Love Manual For Your Pet – Part 2