Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Five things that can increase a pet's life

One of the biggest downsides with having, knowing, and loving cats and dogs is that their life-spans is so short. A pet owner has to feel the pain of losing a loved one many times during one of our lifetimes. On the upside, there are things we can do to improve the odds of a long and healthy life.

According to Canadian veterinarians, the five top most important things a pet owner can do to increase the length of their pet's life are:
  1. Weight control and management
  2. Dental care
  3. Regular exams and checkups
  4. Exercise
  5. Proper/appropriate food for life stage
The top five indicators of good overall pet health a pet owner can see at home are:
  1. Pet's weight
  2. Pet wants to play and exercise
  3. Pet has a healthy skin and coat
  4. Pet has consistent overall behavior and mood
  5. Pet has clean teeth and fresh breath.
Overfeeding is the most common mistake pet owners make when it comes to pets' health. Pet owners are also likely to consider the pet's food preference over what's really good for them when it comes to picking a pet food.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. Yay! I could check everything on those lists :) I aim to be the first 100 yr old dog!

    1. Yes! The world's oldest dog thus far became 29 years old. You can beat that!

  2. I will do what ever I can to make their life span some more longer as they have very short span of life. God should have given them at least half of humans.

    1. I agree. I think it's unfair that their lives are so short, when they bring so much joy to this world. Thank you for coming over!