Pet security and wellbeing – The ultimate guide

29 Oct, 2022

Pet security and wellbeing – The ultimate guide

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As pet owners we all fear that our animals will fall unwell, will get lost, or be taken when we are not there to protect them. There are ways to manage these risks and to ensure that they are well looked after even if we are not the ones managing their pet security or well being. Read this article to learn some great care advice for when you are looking after your pets, and for when you are away.

Care advice: The ultimate guide to pet security

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Knowing your pets are safe and secure at home can give you peace of mind

You want to do everything in your power as a pet owner to keep your animal companion secure. But did you know that there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more secure for your pet? Following our pet security guide, you can help keep your pet safe from harm. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Learn how to manage pain

Pain is a prevalent issue that has numerous potential causes. It can be acute, meaning it comes on suddenly and lasts for a short time, or chronic, meaning it lasts for a long time. Pain can also be mild, moderate, or severe. There are many ways to incorporate pain management when it comes to your pets. You can use pet-friendly pain relievers, massage, and other forms of alternative therapy to help your furry friend feel better. By following our tips on pain management, you can help make your pet’s life more comfortable. This is just one aspect of pet care and security. 

Don’t overfeed your pets

Pets need a balanced diet just like humans do, and overfeeding them can lead to health problems down the road. It’s important to know how much to feed your pet and to stick to a regular feeding schedule. Overfeeding can cause obesity, which can lead to joint pain, diabetes, and other health issues. So be sure to ask your veterinarian how much to feed your pet and stick to a healthy diet plan. By doing so, you can help keep your pet happy and healthy for years to come.

Make annual vet appointments

It’s important to take your pet to the vet for an annual check-up. This is a great way to catch any health problems early and to make sure your pet is up-to-date on all their vaccinations. It’s also a good time to ask your veterinarian any questions you may have about your pet’s health or diet. So be sure to schedule an annual vet appointment for your furry friend and take advantage of all the resources your vet has to offer. This is just one way you can help keep your pet healthy and happy.

Get insurance for your pet

Pet insurance is vital in today’s society. Pets are family members and their safety should be a top priority. There are many companies that offer pet insurance, so it is important to do your research to find the best company for you and your pet. Some things to consider when looking for pet insurance are coverage, cost, and customer service. Make sure to get quotes from multiple companies before making a decision.

Pet insurance is a great way to financially protect your pet in case of an accident or illness. It can be very expensive to pay for unexpected veterinary bills, so pet insurance can give you peace of mind knowing that your pet is covered. 

There are many different types of pet insurance policies available, so make sure to choose one that is right for you and your pet. These are just a few things to consider when looking for pet insurance. Make sure to do your research and find the best policy for you and your pet. 

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Take care of their dental health

One of the most important things you can do to keep your pet healthy is to take care of their dental health. Pets need regular brushing, just like humans, to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Talk to your veterinarian about how often you should brush your pet’s teeth and what type of toothpaste is best for them. 

You may also need to have your pet’s teeth professionally cleaned every year or so. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your pet’s gums – they should be pink, not red or inflamed. If you see any changes, make sure to take them to the vet right away.

Lock up any chemicals or toxins

In order to keep your pet safe, it is important to lock up any toxins in your home. This includes things like cleaning products, medications, and even some foods. Keep these items out of reach of your pet, and be sure to dispose of them properly when you are finished with them. If you think your pet may have ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Centre immediately.

Petsitting and housesitting websites

One relatively new and effective alternative comes in the form of petsitting and house sitting websites. usually there is a nominal administrative fee to joining. Once you have joined as a pet owner and homeowner you create a profile and post an advert.

Professionally run housesitting platform

The good and professionally run sites will then check your ID for the safety of all those in the network. Sitters are also checked and their current police and background checks are displayed alongside their sitter reviews.

Free petsitters and housesitters

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Finding a pet sitter who loves animals and is happy to care for your pet with out pay is not as difficult as you think

The other perhaps major advantage is that the sitters are for free. They wont charge you for petsitting in your home.

Rent free living in exchange for petsitting

Joining such a petsitting website can save you a great deal of money. And you can find remarkably well experience petsitters, dog handlers and dog lovers.

The deal – Free petsitting

Sometimes these petsitters are local. They may be happy to pet sit for free to earn reviews in order that they can travel further afield. Sometimes you may be petsitters offering to help you for free because they have come to petsit from abroad and this is their way of managing their budget. It is a way these housesitters fund their travel overseas by exchanging their skills in home and pet care for free accommodation.

Final thoughts on pet security and welfare

In conclusion, there are many things you can do to keep your pet safe and healthy. By following our tips, you can help make sure your pet has a long and happy life.

 

Trusted house sitters

To Register as a House-Sitter yourself for housesitting and pet sitting follow this link HOUSE-SITTER REGISTRATION

To Register as a Homeowner yourself follow this link HOMEOWNER REGISTRATION

 

FURTHER READING ON PETSITTING & PETS ON VACATION

More questions about House Sitting and Pet sitting? Perhaps some of our most popular FAQs pages could prove useful:

What is pet sitting?

How to advertise pet sitting

How to prepare for a trip away and any eventuality

4 Pet care tips for when you are away

What to do if your pet is stolen

 


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