Caring for Pets in Richmond Kentucky

For those of us lucky enough to have pets in Richmond Kentucky, there isn’t much we wouldn’t do for them.   This week is National Pet Week and to celebrate, we are honoring pets and their owners in this blog.  No matter what type of pet you have, you will probably treat them like your family and buy things for them like you do your own kids if you have them.  When they’re sick or in pain, you feel it and worry too.

Types of Pets In Richmond Kentucky

Did you know that that the American Kennel Club recognizes over 150 pure bred dog breeds?  With all the mixed breeds, hybrids and types of dogs there are well over 400 different types of dogs in the world.  Some of the most popular breeds are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Boxers and Yorkshire Terriers.

Cats are another popular pet group and there are over 100 breeds of cat.  In fact surveys show that in Kentucky, more people own cats than dogs.  In fact, almost 40% of pet owners in Kentucky own cats. 

Besides dogs and cats, people also enjoy more unusual pets, such as birds, mice, rabbits, rats, chinchillas, ferrets and sugar gliders to name a few.  This doesn’t even take into count horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.  People who love animals may have a variety of pets at home.  Each pet requires special care and attention and the owners often sacrifice time and money to be good parents.  We commend you for your love and attention you give your pet!

Caring For Your Pets

Pets need good care.  They need the proper food and nutrition to keep them healthy.  They also need clean water.   They need the proper shelter.  You should also provide stimulation for your pet so that it doesn’t feel bored.  Exercise is also important to keep it in shape and also to expend energy.

Pets need to be kept clean, and be given what they need to stay clean.  Some animals will need a bath and other animals like chinchillas need dust baths.  Pet owners can also help their pets by taking care of their teeth.  Regular brushing and providing things your pet can chew on will help tremendously.

Pets also need regular doctors visits and sick checkups just like people do.  Animal owners tend to bring their dogs in more often than cats.  Most veterinarians try to make sure their office is cat friendly.  Other small animals need care too.  Many pet owners spay and neuter their exotic pets in order to keep them from breeding and because it makes them better pets.  Other small pet owners bring their pets in for teeth problems and other concerns.

Pets in Richmond Kentucky come in all shapes and sizes.  It is up to us their owners to provide them with what they need and care for them.  You can do the best for your pet by educating yourself about your pet and following guidelines for their care.  If you have any questions about your pet’s care, call Advanced Animal Care Richmond and we will be happy to help.