How to Make Smarter Choices for Your Pet’s Health

At Ultra Oil, our main job is to provide our pets with quality ingredients to help promote your pet’s healthy happy life. In addition, to adding Ultra Oil to your animals diet, we have provided a few more tips to help continue making smarter choices for your pet’s health: 

  1. Know Your Animal

More than anything, you need to know your pet. As its owner you should learn what your pet likes and dislikes, what makes it nervous and what makes it happy. By knowing them you can take it into situations they feel comfortable with, while monitoring its behavior for any signs of health or psychological problems. The Pet Health Network acknowledges that “regardless of your dog’s age, you play a key role in helping [them] combat illness and remain as healthy as possible.” They list the following as the top 10 signs that your dog may be ill:

  • Bad breath or drooling
  • Excessive drinking or urination
  • Appetite change associated with weight loss or gain
  • Change in activity level (e.g., lack of interest in doing things they once did)
  • Stiffness or difficulty in rising or climbing stairs
  • Sleeping more than normal, or other behavior or attitude changes 
  • Coughing, sneezing, excessive panting, or labored breathing
  • Dry or itchy skin, sores, lumps, or shaking of the head
  • Frequent digestive upsets or change in bowel movements
  • Dry, red, or cloudy eyes

In the end, the ultimate responsibility for your animals health and behavior lies with you – as does its safety!

  1. Keep your pet’s mouth clean

Brushing your pet’s mouth at home is an effective way of caring for their dental issues. Other alternatives like dental diets, treats, toys etc can be included too. If you help with their preventative care, you could decrease their chances for dental disease or oral health issues later. 

  1. Keeping your pet lean

Pet’s that are obese or overweight are at the risk of heart disease or diabetes. Compared to obese pets, lean dogs and cats appear to be more comfortable and active which allows them to live a healthier lifestyle. This all leads to your best friend having a longer lifespan. (Which we all want!) The veterinarian can help you in deciding on a proper diet and determine whether your pet has a weight issue if you are concerned.

  1. Taking your pet to the veterinarian

All pets require regular veterinary care. Health issues which you were unaware of can be uncovered by a veterinarian through routine examination. Just remember that a pet can be successfully treated if it is diagnosed early. It will also be less costly if your pet is diagnosed early than waiting until your their illness has become advanced and serious.

  1. Taking your pet on a walk

 Walking is healthy for both you and your dog. It helps in shedding those extra pounds and preserving your pet’s muscle tone and joint movement. As well as being a great physical low-impact activity you should be doing everyday! One thing to keep in mind, is to avoid walks during the hottest parts of the day as asphalt surface can burn your pet’s feet. 

  1. Vaccinating your pet 

Many pet illnesses and future diseases can be prevented through vaccinations. These annual shots also provide them with sufficient immunity to fight off diseases. To reduce a possible gap in the protection, it’s important to follow the vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian.

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