Top 10 Myths About Pet Care That We’ve Believed Were True for Years

Myth #3. Human food is not harmful for your pet.

10 Myths About Pet Care That We’ve Believed Were True for Years

There are some products from your own table that can be good for your pet, like meat, steamed or finely chopped veggies, and fruit. Of course, only healthy leftovers could be a good supplement to your pet’s regular fare and they should not have any junk food.

Moreover, some of the foods that are totally healthy for humans, can cause severe intestinal damage to pets, like for example, grapes, avocados, onions, and garlic.

Myth #4. Dogs and cats need vaccination boosters annually.

10 Myths About Pet Care That We’ve Believed Were True for Years

Vaccinations are indeed very important for your companion’s health. However, they don’t need “boosting.” Research has shown that a single vaccination for parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia results in long-term protection from the diseases — from 7 years to a lifetime of protection.

A very simple blood test can detect if your pet has enough antibodies to resist infection. So the next time your veterinarian insists on a booster shot, you can ask them to do this blood test first.

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