Ask your Vet About your pet’s Body Condition Score — BCS. The body condition score looks at the amount of fat on a cat or dog’s frame relative to his overall size. If he is too fat, ask your vet what you can do to help him loose weight. If he is too thin, ask for recommendations to address this issue. Every dog and cat should have a wellness checkup at least once a year.Preventative medicine is the key to goo health.
Mani-pedis are really important for both dogs and cats. If left unattended, nails can grow into the skin. Not only is this painful but it also makes walking extremely difficult. If you struggle to trim nails, both a groomer or the vet’s office can help. Some adoption agencies offer free nail trims for life. So be sure to ask when you adopt.
A nice cat scratching post will also help keep nails in good shape.