10 Mistakes That Shorten Your Pet’s Life

pets lives our pets are our babies we.

pamper them spoil them and let’s be honest.

would rather stay at home and cuddle,them on a Friday night instead of meeting up with our human friends.

there’s no denying that fur babies are our family but unfortunately a lot of people unwittingly make some serious.

mistakes in their pet care that can lead to all kinds of health problems and even a shorter lifespan none of us want that.

so let’s see what major no-nose you should avoid when it comes to taking.

care of your pet and what you should do instead before we get started

1.Not being picky about food

mistake number one not being picky about

food, whether you feed your pet dry or wet food, be selective, about the ingredients always read the label first.
before choosing a brand it shouldn’t,contain any flavoring agents corn or GMOs as for a natural diet always.

consult a vet before you decide what,food you’re gonna give your pet forexample even though cats eat plenty of

raw meat in the wild it’s actually not,good for domesticated kitties also.definitely avoid over feeding sadly this ,is a real common problem among owners,that can lead to serious health issues.in their pets,always check the serving size and,calorie count on the packaging and finally always make sure your pets have ,access to fresh clean water mistake.

2. Rarely taking pets to the vet

number two rarely taking pets to the vet

don’t neglect regular visits to the vet

even if your furry friends hate you for

it this is the only way to prevent


and catch any sort of problems before

they get too serious make sure to keep

up with regular vaccinations and shots

to protect both your pet and your family

sure vet bills can get pretty expensive

but that’s simply part of being a

responsible pet owner mistake number

3. Allowing pets access to open doors and windows

allowing pets access to open doors and

windows unless you have a fenced-in yard

that’s regularly treated to kill any

parasites your pets shouldn’t have open

access to the street first of all you

risk your pop or kitty running away and

getting lost or hurt plus if you live in

an apartment building on the upper

floors this can result in a tragic

situation especially when it comes to

cats maybe their feline instincts kick

in when they spot a bird but they’ll

unknowingly leap out a window in pursuit

of their prey to avoid a catastrophe

make sure your pets are securely indoors

4. Not spaying or neutering

mistake number four not spaying or

neutering this decision is a personal

one that’s entirely up to a pet owner

however vets do recommend spaying and

neutering your animals because it

actually helps them live long and happy

lives you avoid any unexpected

pregnancies the problems that come with

females in heat and the issue of urine

marking in males the only thing you

should watch out for when it comes to

sterilizing your cat is excess weight

since many kitties become lazy and gain

extra pounds after the surgery in that

case you just need to be careful with

their diet and make sure they get plenty

5.Neglecting grooming and dental hygiene

of physical activity mistake number five

neglecting grooming and dental hygiene

just like humans cats and dogs need

regular oral care start brushing their

teeth at an early age so that they get

used to the process they make special

toothbrushes and pastes for animals that

you can get at any pet store ideally you

should get your pets teeth checked by a

vet at least once a year especially if

it has a bad odor as for grooming

different breeds have different

requirements for example hairless pets

don’t require any brushing obviously but

their skin needs to be washed frequently

pets with short fur require minimal care

and ones with long hair should be

brushed daily if you don’t take care of

their fur regularly long haired pets can


comfortable matting and even skin

diseases and whatever breed they may be

all cats and dogs need regular nail

6.Neglecting bath time or doing it incorrectly

trimming mistake number 6 neglecting

bath time or doing it incorrectly

bathing is a necessity when it comes to

pets cats of course are a little more

self-sufficient when it comes to staying

clean so they don’t really need to be

washed if you do decide to shampoo your

kitty once or twice a year is enough as

for our rambunctious canine companions

they’ll need to be washed a little more

often about once every three months of

course you can wash dogs more often

especially when Fido has just had a dirt

rolling session in the backyard just be

sure to use gentle shampoos if you have

to wash your dog every other week only

wash your dog’s head at the very end

otherwise you pooch can get cold and

start shivering avoid getting water in

its ears especially if you have a

floppy-eared breed since they’re more

prone to ear infections mistake number

7.Giving your pets table food

seven given your pets table food all

vets agree that giving your pet people

food is a terrible idea your pets

digestive system simply can’t handle

most of the stuff we humans eat I know

it’s hard to resist those big puppy eyes

or that intimidating feline glare but

just to remind yourself that you’re

doing what’s best for your furry friend

each time you say no mistake number

8.Not giving enough attention

eight not giving enough attention your

four-legged housemate needs your love

and attention sure most cats are a

little more independent but your kitty

still needs to be shown love as for dogs

oh boy do they crave your attention and

this is totally natural for man’s best


pets need socialization and human

interaction to develop physically

emotionally and socially otherwise they

can become easily scared aggressive and

disobedient and don’t forget to tell

them how much of a good boy or girl they

are that’s critical

9.Not checking their collar

this big number nine not checking their

caller time can get away from us and our

fur babies grow faster than we like them

to Plus like people they put on weight

so be sure to check if their color is

too tight from time to time for cats and

small breed dogs you should be able to

slip one finger between their collar and

skin for medium to large breed dogs two

fingers should fit

also make sure your dog’s collar isn’t

too loose before you two go out on a

walk otherwise your dog o might slip

right out and run away mistake number

10.Keeping a dog cooped up all the time

ten keeping a dog cooped up all the time

dogs of all ages and breeds should have

enough time outside to move around

interact with of their dogs and be free

to explore if they don’t get enough

physical activity and stimulation your

pup can get overweight which leads to a

whole slew of health problems plus all

that pent-up energy might get released

in the form of chewing up your shoes and

furniture but indoor cats need exercise

and mental stimulation too that’s where

things like cat trees and plenty of toys

come in of course some of us have other

types of pets like parakeets and guinea

pigs so let’s take a look at the do’s

and don’ts of owning these little guys

pirate kids don’t keep them locked up in

their cage constantly birds need

physical activity and some kind of

entertainment they are social creatures

and need at least 30 minutes a day of

games and communication don’t focus

their diet around seeds you can give

your birdy fresh veggies fruits parsley

and even twigs this nutritionally

balanced diet will help keep them

healthy and you’ll also notice an

improvement in their mood don’t hold

them between hands this stresses them

out you should carry your bird on your

finger or open-palm guinea pigs

a very important thing you should keep

in mind when buying a guinea pig is that

it needs plenty of room to move around a

cage that’s too small will detrimental e

affect the quality of life and health of

your piggy trim their fur when they’re

shedding and when it’s hot

actually you can shave it short to give

their skin some relief vets recommend

cutting their nails once every six

months like any animal big or small diet

is key

guinea pigs can get terminally sick when

they’re fed the wrong diet their food

should be 60% hay 20% seeds and 20%

fresh grass vegetables and fruit your

piggy should also have access to

drinking water with vitamin C drops in

it do you have a pet what kind let’s

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