If you asked the average pet owner whether they provide adequate pet care to their furry friends, chances are they’ll say yes. But what if someone fails to provide proper pet care without realizing it? If you subject your pet to cruelty here in California, you’ll face fines or even jail time—even if you did so unknowingly!

The best way to avoid this is by taking stock of the most important aspects of pet care. If you’re curious to know what they are, read on!

1. Transportation

One of the most important cornerstones of pet care is comfortable transportation. Whether you’re taking your furry friend for a day out at an animal resort or dropping them off for pet boarding, it’s vital to transport them comfortably.

The best place to start is by quizzing yourself on pet transportation. Ask yourself—how big is your pet? Where are you taking them? How do they respond to confined spaces? The answers to these questions will help you choose the right mode of transport.

If you’re traveling on a plane, contact your airline and ask them about pet crate requirements. Companies like United Airlines provide comprehensive guidelines on what crates are permissible onboard their aircraft.

2. Food & Water

Alright, we admit this one’s obvious. If you’re not giving your pet enough to eat and drink, clearly you’re not providing proper pet care. But if you think all you need to do is provide enough food and water to cover your bases, think again!

There are thousands of pet food types out there for every breed. For example, some pets grow up on dry food while others prefer wet food—so it’s important to discover what suits your furry friend. It’s also worth considering whether your pet suffers from food-related diseases like intestinal tapeworms. This will help you tailor your pet’s diet to heal their digestive woes in no time!

3. Shelter

Imagine living in a smelly house with rusty windows and sharp edges everywhere. It’ll drive you crazy! Unfortunately, numerous negligent owners keep their pets in these sorts of conditions. Unless you want the ASPCA knocking on your door to hand you a court order, it’s vital to ensure you’re giving your pet adequate shelter!

We recommend providing them with plush bedding and ample space to roam. It’s also worth using hypoallergenic pillows and blankets in case your pet suffers from skin allergies or dust mites.

A dog being given a bath

If you’re struggling to provide adequate pet care to your furry friend, why not send them to an animal hostel in Indio? Our team at The Grand Paw is proud to offer one of the best pet care services in Indio. We offer everything from professional dog grooming services to a fantastic doggy day camp for your pooch to enjoy. We also provide an array of high-quality pet boarding facilities that your fur baby will love from the moment they arrive.

Find out more about our services by dropping us a message today.