Whilst there is plenty that can be done for our pets if their health starts to suffer over time, it will be far more beneficial to consider how to keep them happy and healthy right from the very start.
Whilst it may seem that offering them treats now and again is not a particularly big issue, it is surprising how quickly we can start to give them more treats than we do healthy and nutritious meals. As such, no matter how cute that face staring up at you might be, always try to make sure that treats really are kept for special occasions.
The easiest way to make sure they are not begging you for treats all the time is to get the right pet foods. The better quality the food you buy, the more it will fill them up and the tastier it will be, ensuring that they actually want to enjoy nutritious food rather than only eating it if they have to.
No matter what you feed your cats or dogs, always keep an eye on their waistline. If they start putting on weight, do something about it as soon as possible, whether that is playing with them and walking them more, or just simply cutting back on what you let them eat.
Make sure they stay hydrated and that you keep their teeth in good condition too. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease which can have more serious affects down the line, whilst dehydration is not only damaging in the short term but also in the long term as animals may develop urinary tract infections.
Whilst fleaing and worming are both very important, the final thing to consider is stimulation. If your animals get bored too often they are likely to be less active and in turn less healthy, whilst also far more prone to problems such as depression too.