FORT MYERS, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 -- Amy Bosecker is a veterinarian who operates her own practice. She is issuing comment on a new article that details some important questions that all pet owners should ask when they take their dog or cat for a vet visit.
For younger pets, owners should inquire about the spay and neuter processes. This minor procedure helps to prevent a dog or cat from bringing unwanted animals in the world. An individual who spays or neuters their pet is helping to reduce animal overpopulation. Getting the process done as soon as possible is an important part of preventing a dog or cat from having babies, so it is important that all pet parents know exactly when they should take their animal in to get spayed or neutered.
Responsible pet owners will take an active role in their animal's nutrition. Just like humans, dogs and cats require certain types of diets in order to stay healthy and active. While pudgy pets may look adorable, carrying excess weight can put the animal at risk for a number of health concerns. For this reason, an individual should find out exactly what types of foods their pet should eat on a daily basis, and how much is required to keep them well fed but not unhealthy. Pet owners should regularly inquire about their dog or cat's weight, ensuring that the animal is at a healthy number on the scale.
Amy Bosecker advises, "Just like humans, carrying excess weight is hard on an animal's body. It can also increase the risk of disease and other health complications. A pet owner should take his or her animal's diet seriously. Feeding dogs and cats table scraps and providing heaping bowls of food may seem like a way to shower a pet with affection, but it can actually do them harm in the long run. All pet parents should talk with their vets about exactly what Fido should eat to stay healthy and live a long life."
In this same vein, exercise is another crucial part of protecting a dog or cat's longevity. Animals need daily exercise, whether it is in the form of playtime at the dog park or a brisk walk around the neighborhood.
A pet owner should talk with a medical professional about that particular animal's daily exercise requirements.
Understanding the required vaccines is another important part of owning a dog or cat. These shots help to protect pets, and must remain up to date. A pet owner should not hesitate to ask questions regarding the vaccinations that their animal needs.
Amy Bosecker comments on these suggestions. "As a veterinarian, I can confirm that visits are much more productive when owners come prepared with questions regarding the health of their dog and cat. Owning a pet is a major responsibility, and it's important that an individual is aware of the various actions they can take to keep their beloved dog or cat safe and healthy." Amy Bosecker advises taking notes during a vet visit so as to remember all of the information that the medical professional has relayed during the conversation.
Amy Bosecker is a veterinarian who owns and operates her own practice, called MASH, or Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital. She opened the practice in 2000, but before that she spent time at other animal hospitals. She also tended to the dogs at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound track.
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