Caring for dogs and cats: everyday actions
Eyes, teeth, ears: regular monitoring
The eyes, teeth and ears are to be monitored. The impurities sometimes present around the eyes can be cleaned using a suitable lotion or even physiological serum from an affordable pet care stores like the one used for babies.
In dogs and cats with light hair, the flows can leave “stubborn” traces (oxidation). It is possible to apply a light layer of petroleum jelly in order to avoid it.
Any abnormal discharge from the eye, any redness, should encourage consultation with the veterinarian. The eye is a fragile organ and eye drops should not be used, for example, without the veterinarian’s recommendations.
The ears will also be inspected and cleaned if necessary. Again using a suitable product. The veterinarian can show you how to do this without using a cotton swab. A bad smell emanating from the ear, excessive scratching, an animal that tends to shake or tilt its head may suffer from an infection (ear mites, ear infections, etc.).
Cut the claws, check the pads
Not all animals use their claws in the same way. Sometimes it is necessary to cut them. Depending on the color of the claw, you don’t always see the pulp. So don’t cut too far.
We can take advantage of the claw cutting to inspect the bearings. In some breeds or types of dogs and cats, you can also cut the hair growing there.
Good brushing and bathing
The rate of brushing will depend on the nature of the hair. It will help remove dead hair and impurities. In cats, who make it a point of honor to wash, brushing (or combing) prevents them from ingesting hair by licking. These balls can be the cause of digestive problems: constipation, vomiting, or in some cases occlusion.
Although the antiparasitic can be resistant to water, it will be advisable to proceed to a new application of the antiparasitic if the baths have been numerous (for one reason or another) or if the animal has bathed a lot, for example.
A reminder for the renewal of treatments
Good protection requires regular treatment against internal and external parasites. Throughout the year. Consider renewing the external pest control and deworming by writing it down in your calendar, on a calendar, on your laptop or computer.
Always fresh water and cleaned bowls
The water bowl will be changed regularly and the bowl cleaned. Likewise, the bowls must be washed, even in the case of the distribution of dry food (kibble).
Litter The cat’s litter box, placed in a place far from where it eats, must also be changed. At the risk of the cat becoming messy. Cleaning the litter box is also a good way to spot a problem (presence of blood in the urine, loose stools, etc.).
Walks and games games
Outings and walks for the dog, even a sporting activity (agility, fly-ball, etc.) and regular games for the cat allow the animal to exercise, but also to fight against obesity