National Pet Month – Top 10 Pet Ownership Tips

Posted on April 1st, 2022   Categories Advice and Information

April is National Pet Month!

Although we care about our pets all year round, April is a month to celebrate them and share advice and tips on the best pet care practices. Every pet has different needs and care requirements. Here are the top 10 tips for responsible pet ownership from nationalpetmonth.org.uk supported by Copdock Mill.
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1. firstly Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special requirements. which pet is right for your lifestyle and home?

Dog and Cat

2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained.

Puppies meeting in a field

3. make sure to Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet.

A balanced pet diet of meat and vegetables

4. always Provide suitable housing and bedding for pets.

Hamster in bed of shavings

5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly.

Dog waste bags

6. Protect your pets against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice.

Rabbit at the vet

7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when appropriate.

Cat in a vet cone

8. Groom your pet regularly whether this is at home or professionally done.

Dog grooming

9. Control your pet outside of your home and ensure it is properly identified.

Dog collar and identity tag

10. lastly Take out pet insurance for dogs, cats, rabbits and horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees and third party liability

Pet Insurance document

 

“National Pet Month (NPM) celebrates and raises awareness of responsible pet ownership through our educational campaigns and resources across our various platforms. NPM celebrates pet ownership, sharing the many benefits of our cherished companions across the UK.” – NPM

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