World Health Day was established in 1950 by the World Health Organization as a reminder that WHO was founded on April 7, 1948.
The focus of this year’s day is global attention on the urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and to foster a movement to create wellness-centered societies.
This leads us to better understand how our daily actions can also make a contribution to improving the health of us humans and also of our furry friends.
WELLNESS FOR DOGS AND CATS
There are now various regulations that protect the welfare of animals, but there are also simple indications that define for example that the minimum size of space is no less than 8 square meters, that there is an acceptable brightness and that the noise is contained, we know in fact how much the dog’s developed hearing makes it sensitive to high frequency sounds.
It would then be advisable to have an adequate covered and shaded external surface, to allow shelter from the sun and bad weather.
Of course, our friend must always have fresh and clean water available and a diet suitable for age, climatic conditions and physical activity.
In the event that our pet stays outdoors, we must provide that his kennel is built with easily washable and disinfectable material and that the fence is of adequate height (at least 220 cm above ground for large dogs) and fixed to the bottom. to prevent escapes.
It is desirable that the entrance door opens inwards and that maintenance is punctual, with removal and replacement of worn, rusty or sharp parts.
We also know how important it is to offer our furry friend a balanced and balanced diet, with high quality nutritional characteristics.
In addition, constant physical activity will help him keep fit, preventing some healthy weight gain and also stimulating his good mood.
Finally, remember that if our furry friend gives us signs of discomfort, it is advisable to consult your trusted veterinarian.