Pets form an important part of most families that keep them. They are good company and provide comfort. Besides, it is good for children to take care of animals but allergies toward certain animals are common as are allergies towards certain natural materials. Allergies, in fact, have been increasing during recent years, quite possibly because we are exposed to so many food additives and strong chemicals. Thus the stress on the immune system can be very high.
It is important that pets eat good and variable food. Factory made pet food is not always the best option. Inform yourself about what else you can give your pet. It is possible to buy organic pet food and environmentally friendly cat litter. The food which is sold here in Iceland is free from all toxic chemicals and other detrimental substances, provided it is legally imported. The Icelandic Food and Agricultural Authority supervises the import of pet food and ensures that it is healthy.
Most pets also need lots of exercise and company. Outdoor activity is important for all animals, not only for dogs and cats. Allow your pets to experience and inhale fresh air. You can always take pets onto the balcony or into the garden when the weather allows.
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Gæludýr“, Náttúran.is: June 26, 2013 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/06/26/gaeludyr/ [Skoðað:July 24, 2019]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: June 26, 2007
breytt: June 13, 2014