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August 06, 2022

How to make pets live longer? These actions of the master are very important !

How to make pets live longer? These actions of the master are very important !

No.1  Monitor your pet's weight

According to the Association for the Prevention of Pet Obesity, 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. This can lead to serious health problems such as: increasing your pet's risk of diabetes, kidney disease, certain cancers, heart and respiratory diseases, and putting extra stress on the joints that can increase your chances of developing arthritis, or worsening the disease Diseases of pets.

One study found that dogs who were obese or overweight generally had about 2.5 years shorter lifespans than dogs of ideal weight.

How to tell if your pet needs to lose weight?

When we look down at a dog or cat, we can see a clear fold at the waistline and can touch (but not see) its ribs. If not, there are small steps you can take to help your pet lose weight.

How to make pets live longer? These actions of the master are very important !


1. Increase walking time every day; 

2. Limit the amount of treats your dog feeds; 

3. Start feeding pets commercial pet food or prescription food that is helpful for weight loss under veterinary advice. This kind of pet food can help pets increase their satiety, reduce begging behavior, maintain healthy muscles, reduce calorie intake, and ensure that pets get the right amount of nutrients needed for a healthy body. At the same time, the pet's weight should be measured regularly; 

4. Regularly go to the pet hospital for physical examination. As with humans, early health checks can detect problems as quickly as possible and cure them successfully. Since pets age faster than humans, problems can spread quickly when they arise. So in addition to ongoing routine care for pets such as vaccinations and deworming, you should also develop a dedicated health plan for your cat or dog, including physical exams, teeth cleaning, and various tests.

No. 2 Don't worry too much about gluten allergy

Just like humans, pets need a balanced diet to stay healthy, so they should be fed a nutritious and well-balanced pet food. Gluten-free commercial pet food is now on the market, but according to a study published by Tufts University in the United States, pets allergic to gluten are "extremely rare." Therefore, pet owners can refer to this conclusion when purchasing pet food products for dogs.

How to make pets live longer? These actions of the master are very important !

No.3 Make an exercise plan for your pet

Pets need exercise to stay healthy, so make a reasonable daily exercise plan for your pet. It is recommended to take your pet for 30 minutes to 2 hours of exercise every day, such as walking or running. Sporty dogs like German Shepherds and Collies require more exercise, while smaller breeds like Bulldogs will only need a walk around the home.

For cats, you can use a laser pointer to stimulate movement, but do not point the laser pointer at the cat's eyes. Provide the cat with a toy containing catnip or install a climbing frame for the cat to exercise at home.

No.4 Daily cleaning of pets' teeth

According to statistics from pet hospitals in the United States, about 68% of cats and 76% of dogs suffer from dental diseases. In order to prevent pets from suffering from dental diseases, pet owners are advised to clean their pets' teeth every day. In fact, brushing your pet's teeth is not difficult.

We can first bend our knees and squat behind the pet, gently lift the pet's lips, and then squeeze the pet-specific toothpaste onto the pet's toothbrush or finger brush, and send it into the pet's mouth to clean their teeth and gums.

At the same time, it is recommended that pet owners take their pets to the pet hospital for professional teeth cleaning at least once a year.

How to make pets live longer? These actions of the master are very important !

No.5 Let your pet gets old gracefully

Cats enter old age between the ages of 11 and 14, while dogs reach old age around 7 to 8 years old.

If older cats have arthritis, it is recommended that pet owners provide them with a litter box with a low floor. If your pet's eyesight has deteriorated, place extra lights in areas where the house is not bright enough, and put rugs on smooth floors to prevent pets from falling.

A healthy and happy life for pets comes from a well-balanced diet, exercise, and regular veterinary checkups. As the classification of pet food formulas becomes more and more refined, it becomes easier to find the right nutritionally balanced pet food for pets. At the same time, the variety of choices makes it easy for pets to find their favorite pet food.

Tai'an Chaotai Pet Products Co., Ltd.

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