Tips on Keeping Your Pet Healthy


Just like having a kid your pet is part of your family and one of your new duties is to keep them in the best health you can.  I know I've learned a few things along the way now that we've had LouLou for 2.5 years I thought I could share a few of them.

Tips on Keeping Your Pet Healthy

Your Vet Is Your Friend!

As a pet parent we need to know when to call our vet.  It is just like with a kid if you gut says you need to call then listen, don't just wait and see.  Depending on the situation you might be able to treat your pet at home or may need to bring them into the veterinarian clinic.

If you're still uncertain a few indicators you need to call the vet are:

  • If your pet has been in an accident or attacked (call the emergency line if necessary)
  • If your pet has ingested something poisonous or inedible
  • If your pet is in obvious distress
  • If your pet is not eating their food compared to their usual intake
  • If your pet is coughing, vomiting or having seizures

Prevention is the Key

We can take precautions and help prevent our pets from being hurt or getting sick.  If you treat your pet's health like you would your child's you are in the right frame of mind.

First up is food.  If you want your pet to live life to the fullest a balanced diet is of theupmost importance!  We like to feed LouLou Petcurean Pet Food.  The GO! recipes provide a complete, nutrient-packed food that puts more “life” into everyday dogs and cats.  The line includes: high protein, lower carb recipes that help pets stay strong and fit; recipes formulated for pets with food sensitives; and specific dietary needs; and recipes that provide preventative care to keep  cats and dogs healthy for life.  The line, which includes whole grain and grain free recipes, contains zero growth hormones, by-products or artificial preservatives.

Second is exercise.  A regular exercise routine helps strengthen your pet and prevent again sickness.

Third is cleanliness.  Clean your pet's crate or house regularly to get rid of disease-causing bacteria.  Give you pet a regular bath.  Fleas and ticks can give your pet extreme discomfort and they're often carriers of disease.

Ask your veterinarian for additional health tips.  Just remember that when you have a question about your pet's health it is always better to be safe than sorry later.


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  1. Robin Creager on

    They suggest for Rocky that he should have NOW FRESH™
    Red Meat Recipe for Adult Dogs because he’s over 7 yrs. and he’s active.

  2. We have two large dogs, three cats, and two chinchillas ( and a fish). I would love to try the Grain Free Red Meat for our dogs.

  3. I’d love Toby to try the NOW FRESH™
    Grain Free Small Breed Puppy Recipe. She only weighs 5 lbs. so that would
    be perfect for her!

  4. We recently moved and are looking for a new vet for our two dogs. They are healthy and happy, but I would suggest regular check ups even then. I like what you said about prevention, quality food and exercise is great.

  5. I have a puppy named bravo. it’s a lhasa apso breed. I love my bravo 🙂 Must say @real momma!! you have covered great things in your post. you have explained well everything. Absolutely, worth to share..Thanks for sharing dear…:)

  6. Silas Knight on

    We love the little puppy we have. One thing we have been trying to do is find a vet that we can trust and repeatedly go to. Would you have any advice on how to find the best vet for a dog?

  7. I really like your blog. It has a nice UI and combines different topics that are all interesting. I don’t think I have the courage to do that.

  8. Olivia Wiliams on

    I believe that vet relation is important. My vet is my friend and I feel free to ask him anything so my pets are very well taking care of! Thanks for sharing this wonderful article!

  9. I regularly have our pets checked on the vet so that they can stay healthy. 🙂 Just recently, we adopted a Malinois pup and it turned out he had Parvo. It was devastating but with constant visits he was able to get through it. 🙂 Find a trusted vet and never forget to visit! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Chang nguyen on

    I think the most tip on keeping your pet healthy is keep your dog diet clean with low-protein and exercise regularly for them.

  11. Good post! I agree that prevention is key! I like that you wrote about cleanliness because when you give your dog baths, that is when you can find fleas and ticks.

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