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What’s a health care proxy for pets? Should you declaw your cat? Here are some answers to some common pet care questions!
Common Pet Aliments
Depending on the breed of your animal, there can be all different knds of ailments such as cardiovascular, ear, eye and skin disorders. Some are born with these ailments, others develop over time. But it’s best to check with your vet for common ailments associated with your pet.
Common Pet Medications
Some common medications for pets can be acid blockers, anitibiotics, heart and diabetic medication, and anti-immflamatories. Your vet can help you with specific needs for your pet.
At what age should be pet be “fixed”?
Most vets recommend that your pets be “fixed” between 6 and 9 months of age. They do this to ensure how things are developing. Also, depending on issues, most major surgery for pets begin at 6 months.
Should I get Pet Insurance?
The answer is yes. Pet insurance covers check ups, medication, surgery and preventive measures for your pet. It’s best to get it when you first get your pet.
When should I get my pet vaccinated and for what?
It is highly recommended that you get your pet vaccinated. Especially dogs and cats. Shots begin as early as 5 weeks and like humans, they need booster shots every so often for different preventive measures. Shots are for rabies, parovirus and a combo vaccine.
Should I feed my pet table scraps??
The answer is yes and no. It doesn’t hurt if your pet has a treat every now and then. But feeding them regular scraps can cause long-term issues if your pet already has issues. The key is moderation.
Is it ok to declaw a cat?
This is such a hot button issue. Cats just their claws for many things including protection, declawing them leaves them vulunerable. Also, because declawing goes through the joint bone and scrapes through part of another bone, the procedure is quite painful for them.
What’s a Pet Health Care Proxy?
If your pet needs surgery and you are not around, the health care proxy gives others the authority to act on your behalf.
I’ve decided to adopt a Pet, now what?
Make sure you’re sure that this is something you really want to do. Also make sure what kind of animal works in your lifestyle. All of you want to be comfortable with each other.
Some of these questions have clear cut answers, but some don’t. It’s up to you to make the make decision for your pet. Talk to your vet, talk to your local shelter. All are great resources.