Pets are part of our family and we really wouldn't like to lose them at least not through death. Most people literally mourn the loss of a pet. Thankfully, there are a number of practices that can add more years to your pets life: Regular medical check up. Do not wait until your pet is in it's death bed for you to take it to the veterinary. This will help to detect anything that is off in your pet's health early enough for treatment. Again make sure your pet gets all the required vaccines, deworming and external control of parasites. Proper diet. Most pets are fed with left over. This is totally wrong and could risk your pet's healthor at least give it stomach up sets . Your pet is your responsible, make sure it eats a well balanced diet with the needed amount of calories to avoid overweight problems. Dental care. A mere tooth decay can take away your beloved pet's life. This is simply because tooth decay can cause infections in major organs like the kidney and heart. Check your pet's oral hygiene regularly to avoid these complications.