10 Responsible Pet Care Tips

Veterinarian Visits

Responsible pet ownership starts with regular visits to the veterinarian. Given their shorter-than-human lifespan, your dog or cat should be getting a checkup at least once or twice a year

Vaccinations

Vaccinating your pets is a vital component of responsible pet care. Soon after welcoming your new pet into your home, schedule an immunization appointment.

Proper Identification

If the unthinkable happens and your little guy or gal gets lost — youngsters in particular are prone to dashing out the door — having proper identification is the key to a happy ending.

Spaying/Neutering

Sterilizing your pet prevents a host of health problems, including complicated pregnancies, and reduces the number of homeless animals.

Healthy Food

Two connected elements of responsible pet ownership include providing animals with fresh, cool water and healthy food at all times.

At-Home Care

As your pets' caretaker, your job is to provide them with good hygiene habits at home as well as at the vet's or groomer's

Comfy Quarters

As the seasons change or you rearrange your living space, take a look around to see that you're providing your pet with a safe, cozy habitat.

Training and Socializing

One of the most important aspects of responsible pet care is ensuring your dog or cat is well-trained, and proper socializing is a part of that.

Following Dog Park Rules

Taking your dog outside to play is one heck of a good time, and, being the social creatures they are, dogs love a good romp outdoors.

Safe Playtime

It's no secret that dogs and cats love to play, and it's an effective relationship-building activity.

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