1. Give your pet high-quality food that is nutritionally complete. Stick with well-known brand names or ask your veterinarian for a recommendation. 2. Make sure that fresh, clean water is always available for your pet. Rinse bowls and change water often. 3. Allow your dog adequate time to exercise and relieve himself. Cats need playtime too, as well as a clean, well-maintained litter box. 4. Groom often. Proper maintenance of coat, skin and nails helps ensure your pet’s overall health and well-being. 5. Offer unconditional love at all times. Give plenty of hugs, pats and kind words every day.