During these cray covid times, many people, including lots of millenials have either adopted or purchased animals for companionship and are spending lots of money on their care. According to this NY Times article, "more than 12.6 million households adopted animals from March to December of last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, helping to propel an increase in visits and revenue to veterinary offices, as new owners took pets in for their first checkup."
Great news that animals are finding homes. With the increased attention being given to wellness in light of the pandemic in general and animals and their care, it seems like now is the perfect time for all of us to become more aware of how we take care of them and ourselves.
How do we do this?
It's actually pretty simple:
- Eat whole foods and feed them to your animals. Anything processed, like kibble is just can't be metabolized properly and will ultimately cause disease.
- Get enough exercise
- Get fresh air
- Get enough sleep
- Don't over-vaccinate. Titer first.
With these 5 basic steps, you are helping to create health instead of destroy it.