Hello new owners! We will give a review of the basic points to take into account to start being a responsible owner. If you want to start with the right leg, follow these tips recommended by www.marksanimals.com/.
Visit the vet!
We could not start any other way, the first thing you have to do with your hairy, is go to the vet. Pay close attention to everything he says. It will give you advice on feeding, deworming and general care. In addition to checking your health status. Surely your dog or cat will end up hating those visits but for them they are good and obligatory.
All for his health.
Parasites: Cats and dogs should be treated against internal parasites after every 3 months, and especially when they are puppies and before being vaccinated. There are also external parasites, such as fleas and ticks that are eradicated using appropriate products. You’d better check with the vet. That way we will have our friend clean inside and out.
Vaccines: The first thing you should know is that if the animal is not vaccinated, it can not 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. Your veterinarian will design it and you can check 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 kittens.
Sterilization: Sterilization is a recommended practice. In the case of males, castration decreases fights with other dogs, house leaks, even tendencies such as marking with urine or riding. In the case of females, it will reassure you that sterilization eliminates estrus, the possibility of pseudopregnancy, reduces the incidence of breast tumors, as well as meows and other behaviors characteristic of heat. This operation does not cause mood swings in the animal and turns out to be very common and without risks. Check with your veterinarian about the best dates to do it and remember that a dog and a sterilized cat avoid unwanted litters that in our country suppose 15% of the animals that have been abandoned.
The more meticulous you are in this step, the easier you will find to have your animal well located. You have to register him in the City Hall census as one person. Put the obligatory microchip and get your health card where you will have the vaccines and the veterinary history up to date. If your dog or cat is going to be a traveler, take out the European Passport for Companion Animals.
A walk has been said!. Enjoy the walks with your dog. He needs them to exercise and socialize, so about 3 walks a day will be fine and better still if you alternate them with long walks in the countryside. The cat, unlike the dog, can spend his life at home, but yes, you can create a fun environment for him to have a good time. Be civilized and collect your dog’s excrement and if you have a cat remember to clean your tray and change your sand periodically.
Bathroom: It is not necessary to bathe the dog every month, if we brush daily it will stay clean and it will only be necessary to bathe it twice a year. If the cat is healthy and does not leave home you will never have to bathe it.
Power: If you have a puppy you will have to ration the food for three times a day, as an adult it will be enough two or one time a day. Cats, unlike dogs, know how to ration food quite well. Always remember to have fresh water at your disposal, especially in the hottest months.