Caring For Your Pet When They Are Under The Weather

Our pets are like our family.  They love us unconditionally and will be there for us through thick and thin.  However, what do we do when our pets are under the weather?  When taking your pets to the veterinary clinic st paul you will want to make sure that you ask the right questions and make sure they are getting the best care.  Here are some standard questions you can ask your vet.

What is my pet’s idea weight?

Just like humans pets have an ideal weight.  This will vary from species and breeds.  Knowing your pet’s ideal weight for their size and age will help you to modify their diet, exercise and lifestyle.  When it comes to having a healthy pet it all starts with their weight.

What should I feed my pet?

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Each animal we have for a pet will require a specific unique diet.  Some pets like dogs and cats will have specific food that you can buy.  For pets like birds you will have to give them an assortment of feeds.  When talking to your vet about what type of food they need to eat you will also want to know portion control, time of day and if you should mix up your food from time to time.  And finally, treats.  Treats are nice but remember they are treats not standard food.

Do I need to brush my pet’s teeth?

When it comes to your pet’s teeth you will need to know what to do with them.  Do you need to brush them or will what they eat help clean their teeth?  The odds of owners purchasing a puppy toothbrush and actually scrubbing their teeth twice a day will be rare.  So finding out from your vet what to do is the first step.