October is National Pet Wellness Month, and at PetScript, we like to use the opportunity to help educate pet owners about the importance of pet wellness and all the things they can do to help their pets enjoy long, happy, and healthy lives.
6 Pet Wellness Tips for Pet Owners
1. Focus on Prevention
Prevention is always the best medicine. Talk with your veterinarian to ensure your pet is protected from dangerous diseases with core and non-core vaccinations in addition to parasite prevention that's tailored to your pet's environment and exposure risk.
2. Training and Socialization
Socialization and training for pets might not seem like an obvious wellness tip, but training is key to their mental and emotional well-being in addition to their physical safety.
3. Wellness Through Nutrition
Optimal nutrition can be achieved by feeding your pet the proper serving of high-quality pet food each day in addition to individually recommended nutritional supplements. This will help keep your pet energized, strong, and healthy through immune support throughout every stage of their life.
4. Exercise Is Key
Exercise is good for your pet's heart and joints. It also helps to keep your pet at a healthy weight, preventing diseases related to obesity such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and arthritis.
5. Enrichment Is Essential
Your pet's physical health is also dependent on their mental and emotional well-being. You can help keep your pet happy and active through enrichment. This includes new toys, meeting other pets, going for walks, exploring new environments, plenty of exercise, and activities that challenge their brain such as puzzles, training, and snuffle mats.
6. Early Disease Detection and Treatment
Routine veterinary care helps to ensure the early detection of health issues in your pet. Diagnosing issues early – sometimes before they even cause noticeable symptoms in your pet – not only prevents your pet from suffering from unpleasant symptoms but also increases the efficacy (and affordability) of treatment.
Simplify Pet Prescriptions With Our Compounding Pharmacy
If you ever struggle to give your dog or cat their medications and stay in compliance with your veterinarian's instructions, we encourage you to consider compounding your pet's meds into a form that is much easier to administer. Depending on the pet's medication and purpose, we can put pet meds into topicals, liquids, gummies, or your pet's favorite flavor of treat.
To learn more, we welcome you to contact our pharmacy or talk with your veterinarian about compounding through PetScript today.