What did Ancient Egyptians do to people who tried to smuggle cats out of the country? The answer is they put them to death. Cat owners, and pet owners, today are no less protective. Pets mean the world to us, and protecting cats and dogs starts with keeping them healthy. What precautions are pet owners taking to make sure Fluffy and Paws stay healthy, and safe, as long as possible?
Watching Pets’ Diets
Feeding pets table scraps may seem harmless. In some cases, it is far from it. Some everyday foods are toxic to animals. Garlic, onions, chocolate, grapes, raisins, and raw potatoes can all be highly toxic, or sometimes even deadly, to cats. Even more alarming, your cat needs cat food in order to see. Cat foods contain taurine, and without regular consumption of taurine, cats are likely to go blind. Consult your local vets directory, and find a local vet, if you have questions about what foods are, and are not, acceptable for your pet.
Find a Vet You Can Trust
After adopting a pet, one of your very first steps should be finding a reliable vet. New pet owners can search through a directory of veterinarians, or ask trusted friends and fellow pet owners for personal recommendations. A directory of vets can be found online, or people can find a vet directory in the yellow pages of standard phone books. Vets can help equip pets with all standard shots and immunizations, and they are a great resource should you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health.
Do not take your pet’s health, and safety, lightly. Carefully watch what your cat is eating, and check the yellow pages for a veterinarian directory, or vets directory, and find a reliable vet soon after adoption. To learn more, read this.