3 of the Most Common Questions Vets Are Asked

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Owning a pet can be one of the greatest things in the world, but unfortunately, our furry friends don’t come with an instructional manual, so things can sometimes get to be a bit confusing. Luckily, advanced veterinary care centers have the answers to any pet health questions you may or may not have.

Here are just a few of the most common ones veterinarian technicians hear.

How Often Should I Wash My Pet? – It’s a good idea to give your pet a bath about every other month, so every five to eight weeks. If you bathe your pet too often, their skin will get irritated, and they’ll have dry skin. At the same time, they need to be cleaned, or else they’ll get infections and other health problems. In between baths, it’s a good idea to brush your pet as well, to prevent shedding, and keep their coats healthy.

Why Does My Dog Keep Eating Its Feces? – There are two main reasons why dogs eat their own feces: because they have a vitamin deficiency, or because they’re behaving instinctually. The key to eliminating this behavior is to clean it up immediately, and to make it taste bad. This can be done by adding meat tenderizer to your dog’s food.

Can I Give My Pet Table Scraps? – Put bluntly, no. That being said, it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s best not to, because there might be small bones in the food that can cause your pet to choke. Table scraps can also cause some health problems, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or indigestion. Giving your pet table scraps will also encourage them to beg, so it’s best to avoid no matter what.

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