If you have or ever had a pet, you know that they are part of the family and when they die, it's almost as heartbreaking as losing a human that you were close with. I found this article and wanted to share because I love my puppy more than anything and anything that will keep him alive and healthy longer is worth sharing with the family!
-Keep them indoors as much as possible. (You are shielding your pet from many dangers, plus as your pet ages, they can't regulate their body temperature as effectively, making them more prone to serious weather related ailments.)
-Watch their weight. (Besides high blood pressure and breathing problems, the weight can be a lot on their bones.)
-Don't skip vet appointments. (Pets can't tell us when they don't feel good, so shots and check-ups will ensure a healthier pet.
-Brush your pet's teeth. (eww, I never do this! AH!)
-Get them fixed. (Besides helping control the pet population, this will prevent reproductive cancers.)