Basic Pet Needs
Proper pet care is the basis of maintaining your pet's health and responsible ownership. Bringing a pet into your life comes with a lifetime commitment to your new fur baby. Providing your pet with basic pet needs, including an annual pet exam, pet grooming, and vaccinations, can keep your pet healthy and alive. Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota, FL, is committed to helping our community's pet parents provide the basic needs for their pets.
What Are Some Basic Pet Needs?
Pets need a certain amount of things to live healthy lives, including everything from proper nutrition to routine pet exams, and plenty of exercise to good sleep habits. Continue reading to learn more about primary pet needs for your fur babies:
Pets need a balanced diet to meet their nutritional needs. Speaking with our veterinarian to discuss pet nutrition can help you provide enough food, types of food, and other dietary needs based on your pet's breed, size, and age. Our vet may also discuss which foods are not recommended to give pets, and tips on how to prevent obesity.
Access to Fresh Drinking Water
In addition to good nutrition habits, provide your pet access to fresh drinking water 24/7. Have a bowl in the home, where they spend a lot of time, filled with fresh water, and fill it at least twice a day.
Good Sleep Habits
A safe place in your pet's home helps them keep good sleeping habits. If your pet is struggling with sleeping at night, consider adding more exercise or play time to get them tired helping them go to sleep.
Routine pet grooming is a basic need all pets need. Grooming includes bathing, trimming fur, cutting nails, removing knotted fur, and more.
Proper pet care also includes regularly exercising your pet. Regular exercise helps with your pet's mental and physical health. In addition, taking your pet out for training helps prevent obesity and reduces the chance of them getting into trouble in the home, such as tearing apart the trash.
Routine Pet Exam
Our routine pet exam helps ensure your pet is healthy and has received all their vaccinations. Visit our veterinarian for a comprehensive pet exam checks for illnesses, health conditions, and other aspects of your pet's health. Our vet may also discuss your pet's nutrition, exercise, and other habits.
Visit Our Veterinarian at Bay Road Animal Hospital
To learn more about pets' basic needs, schedule an appointment at your local animal hospital to speak with the veterinarian. Our veterinary care team at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota, FL, provides various services to help meet your pet's basic needs. Call us at (941) 366-2275 or (941) 378-1236 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian and learn more about your pet's basic needs.