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ROUTINES FOR PET OWNERS

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1. Feed at a regular time every day.

2. Clean water dishes and provide fresh water every day

3. Clean cat litter trays at least once per day and soak with hot water once per week.

4. Walk the dog, preferably at least once per day.

5. Brush the dog and long coated cats — at least once per week. During warmer months include a flea treatment.

6. Check the dog's and cat's ears, teeth and nails each week. If any abnormalities are found seek veterinary attention.

7. Worm the adult cat and dog every three months for intestinal worms. Young puppies and kittens may require more frequent worming. Speak to your veterinarian about heartworm preventitive for dogs.

8. Ensure the dog's and cat's vaccinations are kept up to date. Most veterinarians recommend annual booster vaccinations.

9. Renew dog and/or cat registration (where required) annually and update your contact details on microchip databases, council records and also the pet's collar and tag.

10. Annual vet check, or more often for the elderly pet.

And the most pleasurable of all - spend time with the pet every day!




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Last Update: 18/04/08 11:23 Views: 5316

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