Friday, October 12, 2018

Importance of Routine And Consistency For Pets

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Pets are creatures of habit and maintaining a consistent routine allows them to feel secure in their environment. Pets that do not have consistency may experience stress and anxiety  which can affect  their physical health.  Our schedules are highly varied -- we come home from work at different times and everyday is a new adventure.   However, to the extent you can try to keep your pet's feeding, sleeping, exercise and medication schedules consistent at approximately the same time each day, the better off your pet will be.  While variety may be the spice of life for people, animals are different.  Case in point:  dogs with seizures.  These pets are VERY sensitive and keeping them on a regular schedule can substantially reduce seizure frequency.