Enrichment for Your Pet

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Providing an enriched environment for your pet keeps his or her mind and body active. Whether you have felines, K-9’s, or both, you can provide different activities and toys for them to stay busy throughout the day.

An enriched environment is another key to the long-term health and welfare of your canine and feline friends, says C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, a veterinary nutritionist and professor at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in Columbus.

Pets need mental stimulation, say the pros, which may mean daily walks for your pooch, and scratching posts, window perches, and toys for your cat. It means play time with you, which not only keeps your pet’s muscles toned and boredom at bay, it also strengthens your bond with your four-footed companions.

SRC: Read additional pet care tips here: pets.webmd.com/ask-pet-health-11/vets-pet-care?page=2

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