3 reasons to document your pet’s health history

Recording your pet’s health history is fun – but it can also improve his quality of life!

These days, more and more pet parents are tracking and documenting everything about their dogs and cats. Beginning as early as possible, they buy them activity trackers or sign up for an online service that allows them to record pivotal data and milestones. This includes the animal’s temperament, idiosyncrasies, behaviors and health history, as well as memories and goals! If you’ve been thinking about starting a record of your pet’s health and lifestyle, here are three reasons to dive in.

1. It’ll improve his health

Tracking your animal’s health allows you to look back at trends and patterns and change what isn’t working! This will ultimately result in a healthier pet. Documenting data electronically also allows you to share it with vets, groomers, pet sitters, trainers, day care providers, and more. This is an invaluable tool that makes providing care easier and more impactful!

2. It’ll ensure he’s always taken care of

All too often, and for a host of reasons, pets are surrendered to shelters, handed over to new families, or placed in foster care while waiting for a “fur-ever” home. Often critical information about the animal’s health is lost in translation, which can lead to a cycle of rehoming or a gap in their care. Recording and passing on the animal’s history allows this gap to be bridged so that the animal is always taken care of regardless of where he lives.

3. It’ll help you feel more organized

Caring for a dog or cat requires a great deal of organization. Not only do you have to keep track of his vaccine papers and medical history, you also have to remember when it’s time to take him to the vet, keep on top of grooming appointments, and relay all of this information to another care provider when you go on vacation. Documenting your fur babe’s health and lifestyle in one place makes this simple. It’ll decrease your stress and increase your pet’s level of care!

As pet parents, it’s our responsibility to take good care of our pets and provide them with the healthiest, safest, and happiest life possible. This includes doing our part, even in the event they are no longer in our lives, to help guarantee they have a continued future, safe and free from harm. Consider documenting your pet’s history as a necessary step to ensure their quality of life – now and always!