Healthy Lifestyle For Your Pet

 In Pet Care

For your pet to live a long and happy life, they need routine and consistency. These two things can help you build a healthy lifestyle for your pet, which will make them feel better in the long run. We’ve created a guide on how you can keep your pet healthy!


Grooming is a necessary step in keeping your pet healthy. Just as we get hair cuts, trim our nails, and bathe, our pets need to do so as well. Grooming will help upkeep your pet’s appearance and its immune system. Proper nail, hair, skin, and nail care greatly affects their immune system. Poor hygiene creates a breeding ground for bacteria and infections to occur. Proper grooming for pets is the equivalent of proper hand-washing for us. It’s necessary to keep you healthy and safe.


Maintaining a healthy weight is an excellent way for your pet to feel good. Every animal requires a different type of diet, so it’s important to keep that in mind. Other factors to consider include age, breed, current weight, gender, and size. A larger dog will require more food than a smaller dog. So even though they are both dogs, their size differentiates the amount they need. A great way to ensure your animal is at a healthy weight is by consulting with your vet. Your vet can recommend the best food for your pet.


People get pets to spend time with them and show them affection. Animals are very intuitive to their feelings and yours. Quality time and positive interactions are an excellent way to keep your pet happy. If you don’t have enough time in the day to spend quality time with your pet, maybe reconsider the type you’re getting. For example, dogs typically require more attention than cats. Dogs enough spending time with their owners and playing, while cats are more independent. If you’re looking for a companion that maybe is more self-sufficient, consider looking outside dogs. Your furry friend will be the most successful in an environment that is comfortable and suited for them.

If you are interested in learning more about creating a healthy lifestyle for your pet, contact Andes-Straley. At Andes, we offer various services, including general veterinary care, treatments, wild life rehab, and more. To schedule an appointment with one of our vets, visit us online here or call us at (423) 378-4443 today!