A compromised immune system can cause several diseases in your pet, including infections, cancer, and diabetes, and maybe even the newly discovered Coronavirus. According to veterinarians, making your pet’s immune system balanced and strong can help to reduce such risks and contribute to well-being. It recognizes the harmful infectious agents, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi in your pet’s body and works to remove them.
Following strategies can be adopted to improve your pet’s immunity:
- Regular Exercise:
Most of the pets like cats and dogs and naturally active. So, regular exercise is very crucial for their overall health. Various types of activities can be done, such as retrieving, playing, learning tricks, and doing scent work, etc. Any exercise based on the animal’s age and health status can be done.
- Selection of Right Food:
Nutrition is a cornerstone of good immunity. The digestive tract contains about 70% of the immune system. It includes several types of bacteria that are influenced by the diet. These bacteria are responsible for regulating the microbiome. A food having a reasonable amount of good live bacteria and good fiber is crucial to maintain a healthy microbiome. A starch-free and grain-free diet having fresh vegetables and meat are usually recommended by veterinarians.
Certain supplements can be included in your pet’s food to boost immunity. Small regular doses of probiotic supplements introduce beneficial microorganisms into the gut. It builds up the intestinal flora and promotes digestive tract immunity that ultimately creates a real defense from sickness and stress. Out pet’s probiotic requirements differ from ours, so consult with a veterinarian about the selection of appropriate probiotic strains and species.
- Weight Control:
Obesity is the leading cause of a weak immune system. Consult your veterinarian about your pet’s ideal weight how much food it should consume every day to maintain a normal weight.