Surely you have a huge amount of questions about your pet.
WHEN IS THE VETERINARY VISIT RECOMMENDED?
It is very clear that when we see that our pet is sick or something happens to us, we consider visiting the veterinarian, but sometimes we consider that what happens to him will happen and several days may pass and the problem may be complicated, so it is important consider that the information that professionals give us in health situations sometimes should not be made wait.
The programmed visits of prevention and recognition of health, vaccines, deworming and check-ups supposed to anticipate potential illnesses or problems, so they should not be delayed. These are the moments in which we must report abnormal situations, changes and doubts to our veterinarian so that preventive assessments or recommendations can be made.
WHAT EXTERNAL ANTIPARASITARY PRODUCT IS THE BEST?
There is no single method to avoid fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other parasites. Our recommendation is to use the product that best suits the particular situation or need of your pet. Depending on where you live (outside or inside), if you live with other animals and the habits of the animal greatly influence the choice.
In the market there is an extensive range of these products, very effective and safe. It is always recommended to use one or a combination of several to make the protection more effective.
HOW SHOULD I FEED MY DOG OR CAT?
This question is very important, because many new owners do not know the needs of their new partners and can act negatively causing disorders and health problems in their puppies. Currently we know very accurately the nutrition needs of dogs, cats and exotic animals at different stages of their lives, so the manufacturers of pet food, offer very balanced products and high quality, following the guidelines of experts in nutrition.
We can find a multitude of foods of different qualities and prices in very varied formats and formulas in both feed and wet, which are adapted to the growth stages, maintenance of adults, senior animals and special diets for different conditions or diseases. We must advise with professionals who recommend and inform properly.
Home-style food is increasingly in decline because it involves work and effort and tends to cause nutritional deficits. In addition, feed with remains and spoils is totally discouraged by the risks involved for digestive and general health of our pet.
WHY IS STERILIZATION RECOMMENDED?
Many owners who come to the clinic ask us about sterilization and its procedure very frequently. There are many advantages and some disadvantages.
In the case of cats, this procedure is highly recognized in both males and females, to avoid, above all, the problem of annoying behavior that they cause when entering heat, urinary marking and unwanted litters. In addition, it is important to know that the incidence of mammary and reproductive tumors decreases considerably, animals become more sociable and have a longer life. On the other hand, the risk of obesity is greater and the risks inherent in the surgery itself, which are minimal.
In dogs these procedures are increasingly widespread thanks to the information and the interest that owners have in improving the quality of life of their pets, and reduce the problems related to reproduction, and behaviors: mammary or testicular tumors, unwanted litters, abandonment, aggressiveness, uterine infections, birth problems, wandering and losses.
IS IT NECESSARY TO VACCINATE MY DOG OR CAT?
Not only is it necessary and recommended to vaccinate our pets, it is also mandatory by law to vaccinate from rabies. But above all, it is fundamental in order to ensure the prevention of serious and sometimes fatal diseases that may occur throughout their lives.
Vaccination programs are varied but must be established individually according to age, health status, environmental situations, risk factors, endemic diseases etc … In this way we will achieve adequate immunity at each stage of the animal’s life. The start of vaccination is between six weeks and six months. Subsequently, it is advisable to revaccinate periodically annually, biannually, etc.
IS IT NORMAL THAT MY PET IS SCRATCHED SO MUCH?
The excessive loss of hair or that your pet is compulsively scratching are situations that generate discomfort to the owners: dirty soil, the sound of scratching at night, restlessness and lesions on the skin of the pet etc. If your dog or cat scratches more often than normal, compulsively and skin lesions appear, we must know the cause that may be behind itching because it may have an abnormal origin: parasites, allergies, infections and other diseases of the skin. different nature.
Our pets shed their hair twice a year, in spring and fall normally. Brushing is recommended as often as possible in the time of change, with the appropriate utensils depending on whether you have long or short layers. The health and appearance of the hair is closely related to the quality of the food we provide our pets.
IS EVERY TIME RECOMMENDED TO BATH MY DOG?
It is important not to bathe your pet more than once a month in normal situations. It is true that there are special situations in which the frequency can or should be greater. To do this, the hygiene products must be adequate since there are some that produce certain allergies to the animal, so we must monitor it if the bathroom is given at home.