I often write articles on my blog about Booboo and Bellatrix or post about them on social media. In case you missed it, I’ve written an article on the best pet food brand for them as well as how to take care of them. But for the first time ever, my husband and I were able to sit down with their veterinarian, Dr. Karina Bernert, on our podcast, Co-Capts! In our latest episode, we talked about Booboo and Bellatrix’s daily routine. We also shared some pet care tips that other pet parents might be able to learn from.
A Few Pet Care Tips I’d Like to Share
I constantly say that having a pet is a huge responsibility and commitment. It’s practically like having your own children! You need to feed them, bathe them, play with them, and bring them to the vet regularly. Below are a few pet care tips I’d like to share that we discussed on the podcast as well.
Feed Them Food That’s Specific to Their Breed or Species
When Booboo was growing up, I was always against him eating table food. I made sure he only ate dog food. We experimented with different brands but in the end, he preferred Royal Canin’s Adult Shih Tzu. This is because feeding pets table food can lead to serious impacts on their health and bring about negative behavioral patterns. There are some human foods that are safe for them but I make sure to limit their intake. While Booboo eats Royal Canin’s Adult Shih Tzu, Bella loves the Royal Canin Adult Persian. Sometimes, we treat them to boiled chicken breast fillet that’s seasoned very, very lightly with salt. But most of the time, they stick to their respective dog and cat food.
Get Them a Water Fountain
Investing in water fountains was one of the best decisions we ever made. We currently have two: one in our bedroom and another one near the stairs in our house. Water fountains make both Booboo and Bellatrix drink more often. I like that they come with filters that I change once a month. So I’m assured that they always drink clean water.
More Pet Care Tips on Co-Capts The Podcast
If you want to know more pet care tips, we shared a whole bunch on Co-Capts The Podcast! Catch our second episode with a licensed veterinarian, Dr. Karina Bernert. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple, and Google. Don’t forget to also follow us on Instagram at @cocapts!